Ipswich Town midfielder Tristan Nydam has offered a prediction for when he believes he will back from injury after breaking his leg.
And the 19-year-old believes that the blow will have him out until the New Year with February the earliest he expects to be back and match-fit.
Speaking in an interview with the club’s iFollow team, Nydam said: “I reckon it’ll probably be around February. Hopefully sooner.
“This is my first proper serious one (injury) but a few of the lads have obviously suffered long-term injuries so it’s good to have them to talk to.”
Last season saw Nydam, who has graduated through the Tractor Boys’ youth system, sent out on loan to St. Johnstone in the Scottish Premiership, where he played five times.
Up until now, he has made 21 appearances for the East Anglian club’s first-team, making his debut back in 2017, but is yet to register his first goal or assist.
Ipswich have made a fast-start to life in League One following their emphatic relegation from the Championship, currently sitting in third place and just one point behind table-toppers Wycombe Wanderers, but with a game in hand over the Chair Boys.
I must say I am impressed with how well Nydam seems to be taking this set-back.
At 19, there is always the potential for such serious lay-offs to warp a player’s mind and make him reconsider whether this is what they want to be doing, but he seems to be taking it all in his stride.
Lambert will be keen to get him back to full health as well. They have made a great start to League One life but he will be taking nothing for granted in such a long season.