Tommy Oar ruled out of tomorrow’s trip to Hull City
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Ipswich Town winger Tommy Oar has been ruled out of tomorrow night’s game at Hull City after suffering concussion in Saturday’s goalless home draw with Huddersfield Town.
“Tommy’s going to miss out,” McCarthy said. “He was concussed on Saturday and strange as it might be, I’ve watched the game back, he must have headed five or six balls while he’d had that.
“He got a nose bleed and it was from the impact, he didn’t get any impact on his nose, it was from the impact on his head. I felt for him.
“He did all right, he was struggling but he’d been almost knocked out. He quite clearly wasn’t knocked out because we would have taken him off but it was affecting him, there’s no doubt about that.
“It’s a shame because he’s impressed everybody since he’s been here.”
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Oar, who was making his full Championship debut, was replaced at half-time at the weekend and is the only new absentee – Teddy Bishop (calf/shins), Ryan Fraser, Luke Hyam and Luke Varney (all knee) all still sidelined.
Hyam underwent knee surgery in the summer, having been out of action since January, while Varney ruptured an Achilles during the play-offs.
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The former loanee, whose Blackburn contract was up at the end of June, is set to sign a deal with the Blues once he is fit.
“They’re both looking at being back by mid-November,” said McCarthy. “They’re both great professionals, they’ve been amazing in terms of how they’ve done their rehab.
“The physios will tell you they’re real workhorses, they want it. You can be driven almost too much, so sometimes we’ve got to temper it with them.
“That’s why when we get to the point where they’re coming back we want to make sure they are fully prepared and fully fit.”