Ipswich’s Bishop facing three months out with knee injury

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Ipswich midfielder Teddy Bishop has been ruled out for the first three months of the season after sustaining medial ligament damage in a pre-season tour game.

Ipswich midfielder Teddy Bishop has been ruled out for the first three months of the season after sustaining medial ligament damage in a pre-season tour game.

Scans at the start of the week following Sunday’s goalless draw against German side SV Meppen in the Interwetten Cup highlighted the damage to his right knee.

The 23-year-old, who has made 84 appearances during his five years with the club, is not expected to return to action until mid-October.

‘Bish is wearing a brace at the moment and with the injury he has, we are looking at three months or so recovery time,’ Town head physio Matt Byard told the club website.

Defender Toto Nsiala and striker Jack Lankester will also be sidelined whenTown kick off their SkyBet League One campaign at Burton on August 3.

Byard added: ‘Toto tore his hamstring in the game against Fortuna (Dusseldorf) on Sunday and he will certainly miss the first few weeks of the season.

‘Jack had a stress fracture of the back over the second half of last season.

He has been progressing well and played in the games in Germany but he’s had a bit of a reaction.

‘It’s quite common with the type of injury Jack has had to get setbacks along the way.

It’s a case of letting things settle down for now but he’s another that won’t be ready for the start of the season.’

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