Portsmouth defender Lee Brown poised to sit out rest of the year following injury at Ipswich

Pompey defender Lee Brown could be out until the new year following the hamstring injury he picked up in Saturday’s win at Ipswich.

Monday, 14th December 2020, 1:51 pm
Pompey defender Lee Brown before his early withdrawal against Ipswich on Saturday.

The 30-year-old came off in the 59th-minute at Portman Road to be replaced by on-loan Bristol City left-back Cam Pring.

Initially, manager Kenny Jackett estimated a one-to-two-week absence, following a similar injury at the start of November.

However, a two-to-three-week timeframe has been placed on his return, ruling the 29-year-old out of some important matches between now and the end of the year.

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The Blues take on Fleetwood tomorrow night at Fratton Park, before travelling to league-leaders Hull on Friday evening.

Pompey then host Swindon on Boxing Day and then face a trip to Bristol on Tuesday, December 29, as their festive fixture take hold.

A trip to Accrington lies in wait on Saturday, January 2 – and that appears to be a game Brown can focus on as he plans his latest comeback.

The defender will have a scan today to assess the full damage of the injury.

Apart from Brown, the Blues have no other injury concerns ahead of the visit of Fleetwood.

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