Huddersfield Town provide update on fitness of Yuta Nakayama
- Update on fitness of Yuta Nakayama
- Nakayama suffered injury in first half against Sunderland
- Comments from Head Coach Mark Fotheringham
Following an assessment from foot and ankle specialists, we can confirm that Yuta Nakayama suffered an injury to his Achilles tendon at the end of the first half against Sunderland on Wednesday 2 November 2022.
As a result, Yuya will require surgery that will unfortunately rule him out of the remainder of the 2022/23 Sky Bet Championship season, meaning that he will also be unable to participate in the 2022 FIFA World Cup as planned having been selected by the Japanese national team.
Huddersfield Town Head Coach Mark Fotheringham commented:
“It is a huge blow to lose Yuta for such an extended period, but we will be supporting him every step of the way throughout his rehabilitation. He is an incredible character with such an admirable work rate and enthusiasm, and that spirit will put him a great position to come through this period as quickly as possible.
“The injury obviously comes at an incredibly inopportune time for us given the number of senior players we already have missing, and on a personal note, we are all devastated that Yuta will be unable to join up with Japan for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which is an experience he had completely earned.
“We are lucky to have a first-class medical department available to us, and Yuta will be looked after by the best possible people as he returns to fitness. There is nothing at this stage to suggest that he cannot make a full and complete recovery, and we will do everything within our power to help ensure that is the case.”
Everyone at the Club wishes Yuta all the best in his recovery.