Nydam out for six months

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Town’s injury woes have continued with the news that Tristan Nydam is expected to be out of action for six months. 

The 19-year-old was stretchered off in the second-half of Town’s friendly at Notts County last night after receiving several minutes of treatment.

“Tristan has broken his right ankle and there is ligament damage as well,” Town physio Matt Byard told the Club website.

“He is now back in Ipswich after being taken to hospital to be assessed and is in a cast.

“He will have a MRI scan to look at the extent of the ligament damage and will need surgery when the swelling settles down.

“We will know more next week but with this type of injury, you are looking at a six month timeframe.”

Tristan joins Teddy Bishop, Jon Nolan, Toto Nsiala, Jack Lankester, Gwion Edwards, Alan Judge and Freddie Sears on the sidelines through injury, while youngsters Ben Morris and Ben Folami are also long-term absentees.

Paul Lambert described the injury suffered by Tristan Nydam in Town’s 1-1 draw with Notts County as “incredibly unfortunate”.

“First of all there is no blame attached, it was just incredibly unfortunate for Tristan,” Paul told iFollow Ipswich.

“We don’t know what the damage is yet, it could be a dislocated ankle, but we will just have to wait and see.

“It wasn’t nice viewing and it’s a real shame because he had been playing well.

“That’s football, though. It’s a contact sport and these things can happen. It’s horrible but hopefully he makes a speedy recovery.”