Huddersfield Town right back Ollie Turton suffers season ending knee injury
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Injured in the first half of our Sky Bet Championship fixture with Wigan Athletic, the Club can now confirm that right back Ollie Turton will now remain unavailable for the remainder the season.
Having now completed a full assessment of the injury to his knee, we can confirm that the defender suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament which will require surgery and full rehabilitation which could keep him sidelined from six to eight months.
A fan favourite since joining the Club on a free transfer from Blackpool in the summer of 2021, the right back’s strong form was rewarded with a contract extension in August 2022, committing his future to Town until at least 2025.
The second significant injury the right back has suffered this season, Turton had worked exceptionally hard to regain full fitness following a previous issue with his ankle ligaments.
Despite the serious nature of his injury, Ollie is expected to make a full and complete recovery and he has the best wishes of everyone at the Club.
Speaking in his latest press conference, Interim Head Coach Narcís Pѐlach commented:
“It is a pity, because Ollie Turton has a big injury in the knee and he will be missing for at least six months.
“We all feel sorry for him because he’s a great human being, he’s an unbelievable human being, a very good football player and massive for us. It is what it is, and we have to face the adversities in football too.
“From here I want to send a message to Ollie Turton, because he is a great man who is very important for the dressing room and we will try to win against Stoke for him as well.”
Come back stronger, Ollie!