Lankester out for extended spell with stress fracture in his back

Jack Lankester is out with a back injury. Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM

Jack Lankester is out with a back injury. Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Jack Lankester is set for an extended spell on the sidelines due to his ongoing back injury.

Lankester has a stress fracture in his back. Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM

Lankester has a stress fracture in his back. Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

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.

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“But he’s growing and his body’s developing so he’ll be better for it.


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“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.

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In total he’s made 11 Ipswich appearances, scoring once.

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