Ward sidelined for nine months after suffering knee ligament injury at QPR
PUBLISHED: 13:17 27 December 2018 | UPDATED: 15:44 27 December 2018
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Grant Ward is set to miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury at QPR yesterday.
The midfielder suffered the blow in the second half at Loftus Road as he twisted his knee in a challenge with Josh Scowen, with the 24-year-old ultimately leaving the field on a stretcher.
Ward took to Instagram last night to share a picture of his left knee in a brace, before posting again today to reveal he has suffered an ACL injury and is set to be out for the season.
“ACL done, see you next season,” he wrote.
“Grant will see a specialist tomorrow and we will guided from there,” Town physio Matt Byard told the club website.
“It’s a complete rupture of the cruciate in his left knee. We now know that and with that type of injury you are looking around a nine month recovery period.”
The news comes as a blow to the Blues, with manager Paul Lambert regularly insisting he needs each and every member of his squad as they bid to battle their way out of relegation trouble.
Ward has played predominantly on the right wing this season but has also deputised in the middle of midfield. Gwion Edwards and Jack Lankester will now shoulder the load on the right side.
Ward, who joined Ipswich from Tottenham in the summer of 2016, is out of contract at the end of this season but the club have the option to extend his deal by a further 12 months.