Portsmouth midfielder Tom Lowery is expected to undergo surgery in the coming days, ruling him out for several months as confirmed via a Twitter post from journalist Andrew Moon.
The 25-year-old has struggled with injuries over the last two seasons with both Crewe Alexandra and Portsmouth and now looks destined for another spell on the sidelines.
Who is Tom Lowery?
The midfielder was a product of the Crewe Alexandra academy making 175 appearances, whilst contributing to 33 goals. He joined Portsmouth upon the expiry of his contract last summer and has gone on to make an additional 22 appearances to date.
What type of injury is it?
According to a post-match interview by Portsmouth boss John Mousinho, Lowery has suffered a meniscus injury and is ruled out for the next 3-5 months.
In an interview with BBC Radio Solent, Mousinho stated…
‘Tom’s due for surgery on Thursday. There is a window in terms of the recovery which is probably looking at between three and five months and that does depend on what they (doctors) find when they get in there (operate).’
Portsmouth have experienced an unbeaten start to the League One campaign, winning two of their opening three matches. The club drew 1-1 on the opening day against Bristol Rovers, but have since beat Leyton Orient 4-0 and Exeter City 1-0.
This has put John Mousinho’s side fourth in the League One table, with them being the only side to have seven points so far. They are behind Bolton, Peterborough and Stevenage who all have maximum points so far this season.
On his day, Lowery has the potential to be one of the best midfielders in the division but unfortunately, he’s always been troubled with injuries during his spell at Fratton Park.
Due to his latest injury, Lowery isn’t expected back until the end of November at the earliest and he will be missing a significant chunk of football in the process, which could cause John Mousinho to bring in a replacement.