Brentford’s midfield ace Alan Judge will miss the European Championships in France this summer after suffering a horrendous leg break during a match at Ipswich Town yesterday according to the Daily Mail.
The 27 year old Dublin born midfielder has been in superb form for The Bees this season scoring 14 goals in 38 appearances for the club.
Judge’s impressive performances looked set to earn the player a call up to the Republic of Ireland squad for their EURO 2016 adventure but yesterday’s terrible injury has now ruined Judge’s international dream.
Brentford beat Ipswich Town after recording a 3-1 success at Portman Road but the injury to star man Judge overshadowed The Bees’ three point haul. Judge was stretchered off after just two minutes following a full blooded challenge from Luke Hyam who was booked for the mis-timed tackle. Hyam was later dismissed for picking up a second yellow card before the half time whistle. Judge was left needing oxygen as he left the pitch and Brentford have confirmed that the player has fractured his lower leg.
The Republic of Ireland are set to face tough fixtures against Belgium, Italy and Sweden in France this summer and the loss of Judge is a blow to manager Martin O’Neill’s plans. The player received a call up to play for his country last month and started in his nation’s 1-0 victory over Switzerland.