Ipswich Town attacker Ali Al-Hamadi has undergone surgery on an adductor injury that he struggled with in the latter stages of the season.

The 22-year-old, who joined the Blues from League Two side AFC Wimbledon back in January, scored four goals from 14 appearances in the second half of the Championship campaign, starting once.

However, he’s been battling through an ongoing adductor injury to help Town secure promotion to the Premier League, with manager Kieran McKenna revealing back in March that he was “under constant treatment and medication” and that his situation was “something that will need to be reviewed again at the end of the season.”

Iraq Football subsequently reported that he had that surgery yesterday, and that he should be back to full fitness in around five weeks if all goes to plan. That would allow him to return to action before the start of Ipswich’s pre-season preparations, although details are yet to be confirmed.

Al-Hamadi took to X (formerly Twitter) this morning to share a photo and a message to supporters.

"These last few months of the season have been really gruelling for me mentally and physically," he wrote. "Been playing through a lot of pain to help my team-mates, fans and staff achieve our goal. Was worth every single minute of it in the end.

"Al-hamdulilah, the operation was successful. Thanks to Dr Ernest Schilders and his team for doing an amazing job. Road to recovery has already begun. Back to work."

Captain Sam Morsy replied to the post with praise for him, saying: "Many players couldn’t have played through the pain like you have brother."

Defenders Janoi Donacien [adductor] and Harry Clarke [Achilles] have also gone under the knife recently, with the hope being that both players can sort out their respective long-term injury issues.