"Obviously I’m absolutely gutted as this is a massive season for me, my teammates and the Club as a whole, and I didn’t see my season ending like this"
Sophie Peskett has been ruled out indefinitely after scan results showed she has suffered a significant knee injury.
The 19-year-old winger, who became the Tractor Girls' first ever professional player back in the summer, suffered a knee injury in late September and subsequently underwent tests to determine the extent of the injury.
Following initial inconclusive tests, Sophie faced an agonising wait for results and it has now been determined that she has suffered a torn ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) in addition to further damage to her knee.
Sophie will undergo surgery tomorrow (Wednesday) and begin a long period of rehabilitation in the new year as she bids to return from the first major injury of her young career. The news comes as a huge blow to Peskett, who had started the season in fine form with three goals and six assists in seven appearances for the Tractor Girls.
Speaking to the Club website, Sophie said: "After suffering a knee injury a few weeks ago, unfortunately it has been confirmed that I have ruptured my ACL and will require surgery.
"Obviously I’m absolutely gutted as this is a massive season for me, my teammates and the Club as a whole, and I didn’t see my season ending like this.
"I’m so grateful for the support I’ve received from the girls, the staff and everyone else at Ipswich Town - it’s meant the absolute world to me. I’m ready to work as hard as I possibly can throughout my recovery so I can be back playing alongside my teammates as soon as possible.
"Finally, I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has wished me well and supported me throughout this injury process. I honestly can’t wait to be back playing in front of our incredible fans."
Everyone at Ipswich Town Football Club wishes Sophie a safe, successful surgery and a speedy recovery.