Huddersfield Town defender Josh Ruffels ruled out for remainder of 2023/24 season
- Josh Ruffels ruled out for the remainder of the season
- Defender undergoes successful hernia operation
- Comments from Huddersfield Town Sporting Director Mark Cartwright
Town defender Josh Ruffels has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2023/24 season, with his rehabilitation from groin and hernia issues set to take longer than first anticipated.
Since being amongst the substitutes against Hull City in November, Ruffels hasn’t appeared within a match day squad, rehabilitating behind-the-scenes at the Millers Oils High Performance Complex.
Sidelined with a combination of groin and hernia issues, Ruffels underwent planned surgery on the latter earlier this campaign, and despite a concerted effort to work himself back to availability, the defender will need a longer period away from the side than expected.
Josh will continue his rehabilitation with the Club, with a revised target of regaining full fitness in time for pre-season ahead of the 2024/25 campaign, which he is fully expected to.
Huddersfield Town Sporting Director Mark Cartwright commented:
“It’s a huge shame to lose Josh for the season, with his input and experience a real asset both on the pitch and in the dressing room.
“Despite working so hard over the past weeks and months to get himself back to full fitness, the advice of the medical staff is that the best decision for all concerned long term is to take more time with his rehabilitation in order for him to recover fully.
“Josh will now have the time to get himself right with our medical and physical performance staff in time for pre-season, so that he can be in the best place possible ahead of the new season in the summer.”
Come back stronger, Ruffs!