Irishman requires final procedure to 'return to his brilliant best'
Alan Judge is to undergo further surgery to help the healing process as he continues to recover from a double fracture of the lower leg. Brentford’s Republic of Ireland international midfield player suffered the injury last April in a match against Ipswich Town. He will have the surgical procedure in the next two weeks as part of his recovery process.
Alan has progressed well with his rehabilitation from the serious injury and over the past six weeks has been training regularly with the Brentford squad as a non-contact player. However, after further, scheduled, imaging and discussion with the leading sports medicine consultants in this field, the collective decision was taken to undertake a further surgical procedure in order to stimulate the final stages of bone healing required for Alan to regain full sport specific function.
Neil Greig, Brentford FC Head of Medical, said: “Further surgery in cases like Alan's is never out of the question and, once sufficient time has been allowed for nature to take its course, there are occasions where we need to provide a helping hand to gain that final few per cent. Alan's rehab and return to monitored training has gone well. However, in order to facilitate him returning to the outstanding levels that we know he's capable of, we're agreed that a procedure to stimulate further bone healing is the next and definitive step.
“Of course, further surgery affects the timescales to return Alan to the squad but given the significant nature of the injury and our collective desire for Alan to return to his brilliant best, we’re united in our belief that time invested now will benefit us all in the long term. Alan will of course receive our continued unwavering support over the coming weeks.”
The Club will provide a further update on Alan’s progress in due course.