Ipswich Town right-back Harry Clarke has confirmed that he’s had surgery to sort his recurring Achilles injury.

The 23-year-old missed the opening weeks of the season due to the issue, albeit that he was also suspended for the trip to Sunderland, which the Blues won 2-1.

He returned to action against QPR on August 19th, and it didn’t take long for him to reach to his best from there. That being said, he never managed to fully overcome the injury, albeit that he finished the campaign with 35 Championship appearances, having started 25 games.

Now the season is over and Ipswich have secured promotion to the Premier League, Clarke has confirmed that he’s had to undergo surgery to fix it, which he described as ‘the last option’.

“As the people closest to me know, the last two seasons l've struggled with some pretty bad Achilles issues,” he revealed via social media.

“Never did I think during the rough times in each season that we would do back-to-back promotions to the Premier League and I would play a big part of that.

“After countless injections and trying everything available to me, surgery was the last option. I can't thank Dr. Calder enough for doing what seems to be a successful operation on such short notice.

“Road to recovery and to the Premier League starts now.”

It remains to be seen how long Clarke will have to spend on the sidelines, but having the surgery just days after the final game of the Championship season will maximise the time he has to recover over the summer.

The 2024/25 Premier League campaign due to start over the weekend of August 17th.