POLL: Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrick wants to return before end of season
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Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrick is frustrated to have been sidelined for 10 weeks, but is determined to return before the end of the season.
The 16-goal striker pulled up towards the end of the 0-0 home draw with Blackpool and having suffered the injury before, feared the worst.
“It’s getting there, I have been on crutches since the game and it’s been a bit horrible but you can’t do much about it,” said McGoldrick on the club website
“I have just been sitting about, chilling, although I can do a bit of gym work, but I have got to let it heal.
“I knew when I did it, straight away my knee locked up and I felt something go. It stiffened up and I couldn’t walk.
“I had done my medial before so I knew the feeling and when the physio (Matt Byard) came on the pitch I told him that’s what I thought it was.”
Within 48 hours, McGoldrick was in London to see a specialist and was fully expecting having to have surgery.
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“The next thing I knew I was in London, going down there to have surgery,” he added.
“The surgeon had a look and told me it didn’t require surgery and that was a big plus for me.
“It’s (injury) part and parcel of football and you have got to be aware that these things are going to happen, you are not going to be injury-free all the career.
“It came at a bad time for me personally, I was as confident as I had ever been, but I still have my family and I am still supporting the boys and I have got to take the positives out of it.”
Since McGoldrick’s injury, Town have lost 3-0 at Leicester and beaten Birminghsam 1-0 at home.
“It’s a bit frustrating watching the scores come in on a Saturday and you’re wanting to be out there with the boys.
“People have said that I’m pretty much ruled out for the season now, but I see that as a challenge to get back before then.
“I want to come back before the season ends and I want to play my part. I’m desperate for the boys to stay in and around those Play-Off places and that will drive me on to get back even more.
“I’ll be doing as much as I can to get back, whether that be doing double rehab sessions every day or whatever it takes, I just want to get back and help the lads out.
“They might not need me, as we’ve still got four great strikers at the club. But I’m desperate to get back and help out with the play-off push.”