Garner likely to miss the rest of the season due to injury

Garner will also undergo shoulder surgery on Monday. Photo: Steve Waller

Garner will also undergo shoulder surgery on Monday. Photo: Steve Waller - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Ipswich Town striker Joe Garner is likely to miss the rest of the season due to injury.

Joe Garner will miss the rest of the season with a fractured skull. Photo: Steve Waller

Joe Garner will miss the rest of the season with a fractured skull. Photo: Steve Waller - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

The striker has been playing through a succession of knocks in recent weeks, including one to his knee, before injury meant he was unable to take his place on the bench for Tuesday night’s loss to Hull.

Now manager Mick McCarthy has revealed the striker’s injury problems are likely to keep him out for the rest of the campaign, with the full extent of any problems likely to be discovered during the upcoming international break.

“He’s not any good for this one, as he wasn’t the other night,” McCarthy said.

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”He’s got a couple of things that need looking at and he’s unlikely to be any good for the rest of the season, to be quite honest.

“It’s a real blow, it’s been a blow missing him. It’s been a blow having him for the last six or eight weeks not being fully fit and mobile, he’s been wheeling himself out and doing it for the good of the team. Very selfless.

“We’ll wait and see, next week, but he might be missing for the rest of the season.”

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When asked if it is Garner’s knee trouble that will rule him out for the season, McCarthy: “Well, that’ll get announced depending on what happens, the results he gets.”

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Dominic Iorfa (thigh) and Mustapha Carayol (groin) are both due to miss this weekend’s trip to Bristol City due to injury, but Cole Skuse is expected to return from hamstring trouble to face his former club.

“Dominic’s injured, he strained his thigh, he’ll be one that’s looking at the Birmingham City match,” McCarthy said.

“Muzzy’s looking at Birmingham as well. It would be easier talking about the players that are fit rather than the ones that are injured.

“Skusey looks like he’ll be OK, Kevin Bru trained today, so thankfully we’ve got a couple coming back.”