Former Ipswich Town star Kieron Dyer has revealed he is recovering after undergoing a liver transplant for a chronic condition.

The 44-year-old, who grew up in Ipswich and started his playing career at his beloved Blues, was awaiting a transplant after being diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis.

The condition leads to the bile ducts inside and outside the liver progressively decreasing in size due to inflammation and scarring, according to the British Liver Trust.

Dyer, who made more than 100 appearances for Town before moving to Newcastle United, has been troubled by liver issues for several years.

The 33-cap England international has now revealed in a statement he underwent a liver transplant at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge two weeks ago, and was discharged on Thursday morning.