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INJURY BLOW FOR OLI

22 January 2021

“I don’t see it being anything going into double figures in terms of weeks. I think it’ll probably come in around the six-week mark”

Stuart Taylor has said Town striker Oli Hawkins is set to be sidelined for around six weeks and is to undergo a knee operation.

Oli came on as a substitute in Blues’ 1-0 win at Burton on Saturday, but Town’s assistant manager explained that it’s an injury that has been niggling at the forward for a couple of weeks.

“Oli’s out injured, he’s going for a knee operation but hopefully he won’t be out for too long,” Stuart said.

“It’s been niggling at him for a couple of weeks now and he’s always got through the pain barrier, but last week he came out of training as it was too much for him.

“I don’t see it being anything going into double figures in terms of weeks. I think it’ll probably come in around the six-week mark.”

Stuart provided an update on the fitness of fellow forwards, James Norwood and Kayden Jackson ahead of tomorrow's visit of Peterborough United.

“Nors [James Norwood] came off [against Burton], he felt a bit of fatigue in his hamstring so he needed protecting from that,” Blues’ assistant manager added.

“Whether the manager goes and starts him tomorrow is something he’ll go and think about. We just need to wait and see on that one.

“Kayden missed training at the start of the week, so we’ll see whether he comes into contention along with Nors for tomorrow.”

See the full interview with Stuart Taylor on iFollow Ipswich.


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