‘Absolutely gutted to say the least but I’ll be back’: Bishop vows to battle back again
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Teddy Bishop has vowed to battle his way back to fitness once again after he limped out of Ipswich Town’s Boxing Day draw with Queens Park Rangers.
The 21-year-old midfielder was making his first start since April, having recovered from summer groin surgery, and was arguably the Blues’ best player as a number of driving forward runs and neat touches threatened to unlock the visiting defence.
But he left the field just before half-time, seemingly close to tears, after suffering a hamstring injury which is set to keep him sidelined once again.
The injury is yet another blow to a young player who has managed just 28 appearances in three seasons due to a string of injury problems, following a breakout 2014/15 campaign. But he has vowed to battle his way back to fitness once again.
He tweeted after the game: “Worked so hard to get to where I was today. Absolutely gutted to say the least but I’ll be back.”
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While it remains to be seen just how long his latest injury will keep Bishop out for, manager Mick McCarthy hinted post-match that the problem will not be a quick fix.
“It’s ridiculous the numbers of injuries we have in midfield,” McCarthy said. “Bish has a hamstring now and that won’t be a week out for sure.
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“It’s so disappointing for all of us because the lads all love him but it’s particularly devastating for him.”