Wes Burns, an Ipswich Town winger, injured his hamstring against South Korea and withdrew from Wales’ friendly against Latvia.
Burns, an Ipswich Town player, has started all five games for Kieran McKenna so far this season, helping the Tractor Boys reach 12 out of a potential 15 points.

He kept his spot in Rob Page’s Wales team for the most recent set of international games as well, but it has come to light that the 28-year-old won’t be able to play against Latvia after coming off the bench to play against South Korea last week.

Page explained to the media (through quotes from TWTD) that Burns has a hamstring issue and has been left behind while the rest of the squad flies to Riga.

He had the following to say about it:

Wes entered the game with a hamstring injury.

Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna provides injury update on Wes Burns,  Dominic Ball and Richard Keogh ahead of Shrewsbury trip


We have a responsibility to the player and the club, so I believe it was hazardous to recruit him. Sending him back is best because he tore his hamstring.

There is still time to determine the full nature of Burns’ injury, but the public will be eager to learn more, maybe when Town manager McKenna previews this week’s trip to Sheffield Wednesday.

While he was away
Burns’ absence would undoubtedly be a setback to McKenna and Ipswich Town, but if the Welshman needs some time to recover, he has choices in his roster to have a formidable starting lineup even without Burns.

The most likely candidate to make the starting XI is Omari Hutchinson. Sone Aluko and Marcus Harness, who played as a substitute in the first four Championship games before being totally left out of the lineup against Cardiff City, could also be considered.

Burns has only been able to tally one assist in his five outings so far this year. He was a productive goal and assist producer from the right in League One, and he’ll be motivated to add to that total to establish himself in the second tier.

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