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Civelli ruled out until next year

Luciano Civelli (r) takes on Stephen Hunt
Civelli (right) has made eight appearances for Ipswich since his January switch

Ipswich Town winger Luciano Civelli will not return to action until the new year after undergoing extensive surgery on his right knee.

The 22-year-old, who cost Town about £1m in January, came off on a stretcher in the final minutes of Ipswich's draw against Burnley on 17 March.

Town physio Matt Byard told the club website: "We are pleased with the way the surgery has gone.

"The knee is strong and stable and we anticipate him making a full recovery."



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