Andre Dozzell out for nine months with serious knee injury

Andre Dozzell’s season already appears to be over after Ipswich confirmed he suffered a serious knee injury on the opening day of the Sky Bet Championship season.

The 18-year-old, who helped England win the Under-19 European Championship last month, was stretchered off just before half-time in Ipswich’s 1-0 win over Birmingham at Portman Road on Saturday.

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy feared the worst following the game and on Monday night Dozzell discovered the extent of the injury.

“Huge blow for @andredozzell with the news that the #itfc midfielder has torn his cruciate & will be sidelined for nine months,” Ipswich posted on Twitter.

“Everyone at the club would like to wish the talented teenager a speedy recovery.”