Volz hit hard by injury

MORITZ Volz has been hit hard by the injury that saw him pull up lame just

Elvin King

MORITZ Volz has been hit hard by the injury that saw him pull up lame just before the interval at Preston last weekend.

And the 26-year-old German has hinted that he might have played his last game for Premier League Fulham.

The defender is on a season-long loan with Ipswich Town from Fulham, and is facing another lay-off having returned to the Blues first team at Deepdale after an absence of eight games caused by a groin injury.

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“I'm majorly down given that I thought I was back,” said Volz.

“As I went to play the ball back to Richard Wright I felt a little tweak in my groin - the same area that had just recovered after keeping me out all that time.

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“I got into the dressing room, but it was pretty obvious I wouldn't be able to play the second half.

“Since then I haven't been able to do much as the medical people are still assessing what I've done and what action needs to be taken.

“I'm hoping for the best and that it's just a temporary set-back that will sort itself out pretty soon.

“The first five days after an injury like this are always about waiting for it to settle, and then it's about seeing exactly what the problem is and how we go about sorting it.”

Writing on his website Volz confirmed how well he was feeling prior to the Preston match.

“Having got three reserve games under my belt I was feeling really good from a physical perspective - in fact I was probably feeling even better than before I got the injury.”

And he indicted that his days with Fulham, who he joined from Arsenal after signing for the Gunners as a schoolboy, may be over.

“I loved my time at Fulham and will always look back on it very fondly,” said Volz. “I watched their FA Cup replay against Swansea and it was great to go back to the Cottage.

“It made me realise what a genuinely unique and special place Craven Cottage is.

“I was among supporters in the Hammersmith End and I hope Fulham beat Manchester United at the weekend.”

With United's Champions League game against Inter Milan just a couple of days later it's as good a time to play them as any.”

Town's next game is at Wolverhampton on Tuesday and Volz is hoping he may be available for selection for the trip to the current Championship leaders.

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