Sad news; Ipswich Town midfielder to undergo surgery today,

Ipswich Town midfielder Lee Evans has injured his MCL and will undergo surgery today, it emerged after the midweek win over Hull City.

The 29-year-old was nonetheless taken off after 65 minutes of the match. He missed Tuesday night’s stunning triumph over Hull City as a result, with captain Morsy replacing him in the middle of the field with Massimo Luongo.

Last year, Evans had to deal with injuries, and it now appears that he will have to sit out once more.

Manager Kieran McKenna shared after the game – as relayed by reporter Alex Jones – that Evans is set to undergo surgery today after suffering an MCL (medial collateral ligament) injury. As a result, he’ll be out for ‘quite a while’, but the hope will be that it can spell the end of the issue for good.McKenna’s midfield options

Leicester City are yet to play their midweek fixture but Ipswich Town now sit at the summit of the Championship table. The engine room of Morsy and Luongo has been crucial to their success and Evans acts as a strong backup.

With the Welshman facing a spell out, the second-tier side will see their options in the middle dwindle a bit. However, there is still the depth to cover in his absence.

Summer signing Jack Taylor has made a good impression since his arrival from Peterborough United. Him, Dominic Ball and promising youngster Cameron Humphreys all provide strong cover for go-to duo Morsy and Luongo.

The hope will be that Evans’ operation and resulting recovery is a smooth one, allowing him to return to contention as soon and as safely as possible.

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