Anthony hoping to boost Blues with Easter return
The 24-year-old midfielder sustained a fractured spine on his first start for Blues in the win over Blackpool last month and spent two days in hospital.
He was told it would be at least six weeks before he was out running again but the January signing from Colchester has his eyes on a much quicker return than that.
“Hopefully I’ll be back on the training pitch doing some light running next week and then step it up from there,” Woody told the Club website.
“If all goes well, I’d like to be back and available for the Easter games against Leeds and Millwall.
“The specialist said it would be six to eight weeks before I was running again but the physios have been brilliant here and they are the reason I’m ahead of schedule.
“I’ve been doing Pilates, had acupuncture and a lot of massaging as well and it’s worked really well and I just can’t wait to get back out on the pitch.
“It’s the first real injury I’ve had in my career and it was devastating when it happened. I was making my first start for the team and just getting into the game.
“I went for a cross from Murph, the defender spun me around and the ‘keeper caught me. I wanted to carry on but the pain was terrible. I don’t know why I tried to play on really – I was just so disappointed I suppose.”
Subscribers to Ipswich Player can follow Woody’s progress with the full interview with the player on your screens on Wednesday.