Lankester out for extended spell with stress fracture in his back
PUBLISHED: 14:36 07 February 2019 | UPDATED: 14:46 07 February 2019
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Jack Lankester is set for an extended spell on the sidelines due to his ongoing back injury.
The teenager hasn’t featured for the Blues since the 2-0 defeat at Blackburn on January 19.
It was originally hoped he would return in ‘two or three weeks’ but the teenager is set to be sidelined for a little longer after manager Paul Lambert confirmed he has a stress fracture in his back.
“He’s got a little stress fracture in his back so he’s going to be out for a little while,” he said.
“But he’s growing and his body’s developing so he’ll be better for it.
“He’ll be ready to come back when he’s ready but he’s a very talented young footballer.”
Lankester burst onto the scene earlier this season, after only signing his first professional contract in the summer.
In total he’s made 11 Ipswich appearances, scoring once.