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Brentford's Alan Judge likely to miss Euro 2016 after suffering broken leg

Published 09/04/2016 | 22:31

Alan Judge fractured his lower leg
Alan Judge fractured his lower leg

Brentford midfielder Alan Judge fractured his lower leg in Saturday's 3-1 win at Ipswich, the Sky Bet Championship club have announced.

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Judge, who started for the Republic of Ireland in their 1-0 win against Switzerland last month, was carried off after two minutes following a strong tackle by Luke Hyam, who was only booked for the challenge but later saw red for retaliating to a Ryan Woods foul .

The Bees have now confirmed that Judge, 27, faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines and looks likely to miss this summer's European Championship.

A statement read: "During today's Sky Bet Championship game against Ipswich Town, Alan Judge sustained a fracture injury to his lower leg.

"The injury was assessed and immobilised locally and Alan has now been transferred to a London hospital where he will be managed by the leading lower limb consultant in the country.

"The nature of his management and long-term prognosis cannot be speculated on at this time, however it should be stated that a full recovery is not in question.

"Alan and his family will receive our fullest support and further comment will be provided as we're able to over the coming days."

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