Sunday 26 January 2020

Alan Judge has successful surgery on broken leg but no timescale on recovery

Brentford midfielder Alan Judge has undergone surgery on the broken leg he suffered against Ipswich on Saturday.

The 27-year-old Republic of Ireland international saw his Euro 2016 dreams seemingly ended following a tackle from Town's Luke Hyam in the second minute of Brentford's 3-1 win at Portman Road.

Brentford say the operation was a success but have yet to put a timescale on his recovery.

Bees medical chief Neil Greig told the club website: " Following a fracture injury to his lower leg during Saturday's game, Alan last night (Monday) underwent successful surgery to repair the injury and will now begin the early stages of recovery.

"Whilst the injury is clearly significant, Alan has been placed under the care of the leading lower limb consultant in the country, whose experience in managing such injuries in unparalleled. As such, there is every confidence that we will achieve a positive outcome.

"Alan is a determined character and I have no doubt that he will commit fully to the challenge of returning fitter and stronger than before. He will continue to receive the fullest support from the outstanding group of medical and conditioning staff at BFC during what is clearly a difficult time for him and his family.

"It is too early to speculate on recovery timescales at this stage and we will provide further information as we are able to."

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