Luke Hyam facing a minimum of two weeks on the sidelines

Luke Hyam launches himself into a challenge with Millwall's Liam Trotter which resulted in him being

Luke Hyam launches himself into a challenge with Millwall's Liam Trotter which resulted in him being stretchered off. - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Town midfielder Luke Hyam is facing a minimum of two weeks on the sidelines after suffering a deep cut just below his knee in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Millwall.

The 22-year-old sustained the injury in the 13th minute of the match at The Den after both he and Millwall’s Liam Trotter (a fellow former Northgate High School pupil) collided in a full-bloodied but fair 50/50 slide tackle.

When stretchered off following a five minuet delay there were fears of a possible leg break of cruciate ligament damage, but the good news is that there is no damage to the joint.

Town physio Matt Byard told the club website: “Luke’s had a scan on the knee and that’s all clear. The hospital washed out the cut, which is just below the knee, and then stitched up the wound.

“It’s a deep cut and there is some heavy bruising around the area as well. He’s on crutches and we have to be careful that the knee doesn’t get infected.


You may also want to watch:


“If all goes well, you are looking at around two weeks before he can get out on the training ground again.”

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter