X

Thursday 23
January

Norwich City

McLean hoping injured duo recover soon

16th July 2019, 14:04 by Aidan Perkins

Kenny McLean says injuries are inevitable during pre-season but he hopes Norwich duo Ben Godfrey and Louis Thompson recover soon.

The Canaries are preparing for their return to the Premier League next month and kicked off their summer friendly games with a 2-2 draw against Arminia Bielefeld on Sunday.

Thompson suffered a hamstring injury against the German outfit, while Godfrey picked up a worrying ankle injury and had to leave the ground on crutches afterwards.

There has been no official update on how long Norwich expect the duo to be out but there are fears Thompson could be facing up to a month on the sidelines, while Godfrey's setback is thought to be more serious.

McLean says injuries are not what anyone wants but are part and parcel of football, especially during the pre-season period.

He told the club's website: "We could do without injuries and it was a bit of a blow as we've already got defensive injuries, but with Louis and Ben off injured, hopefully they aren't too bad.

"We just need to keep our heads down and keep working away. It happens quite a lot in pre-season as you do a lot of work and your body is just adapting to it again, but hopefully the guys aren't too bad.

"To get everybody fit would be great, but we just need to keep working hard."

Norwich's next pre-season game is against more German opposition when they face Schalke on Friday evening.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Aidan Perkins is a senior journalist that specialises in football stories. Aidan, a Liverpool fan, also has a broad knowledge of several other sports.

More Norwich City

Norwich City

Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Norwich City

22nd January 2020, 22:19

Tottenham Hotspur marked the return from long-term injury of goalkeeper Hugo Lloris by edging to a 2-1 win over visiting Norwich City.

Norwich City

Tottenham v Norwich City Team News

22nd January 2020, 12:17

Tottenham have midfielder Tanguy Ndombele available after a hip injury, while Norwich defender Ben Godfrey is suspended for Wednesday's Premier League game.

Norwich City

Norwich legend urges club to stand by Farke

15th January 2020, 17:37

Former Norwich goalkeeper Bryan Gunn feels the club would be foolish to part ways with Daniel Farke.

Norwich City

Canaries offered chance to sign unsettled Milan midfielder Biglia

14th January 2020, 14:48

Norwich City are reportedly one of three clubs given the chance to sign AC Milan midfielder Lucas Biglia this month.

Norwich City

Farke’s delight at Norwich’s ‘important’ signing of Bundesliga star

13th January 2020, 18:29

Daniel Farke couldn't hide his delight after Norwich swooped to sign midfielder Lukas Rupp from Hoffenheim for an undisclosed fee.

Norwich City

Canaries complete sale as striker returns home

9th January 2020, 06:16

Norwich City have confirmed that striker Dennis Srbeny has re-joined German club Paderborn for an undisclosed fee.

Recent Sport Headlines

West Ham United

Noble pulls no punches after dismal Foxes defeat

23rd January 2020, 10:56

Mark Noble admitted he would be "lying" if he said he thought West Ham deserved to get anything from Wednesday's 4-1 loss at Leicester City.

Barcelona

Setien unimpressed with Barca after Ibiza scare

23rd January 2020, 10:56

Barcelona manager Quique Setien has admitted there was much to be improved upon after his side edged to a 2-1 win at UD Ibiza on Wednesday night.

RB Leipzig

USA star Adams excited by future at RB Leipzig

23rd January 2020, 10:28

RB Leipzig midfielder Tyler Adams feels the team are starting to develop into one of the best in the world and say's excited for what the future holds.

Lyon

Aulas eyeing further Lyon reinforcements after Ekambi arrival

23rd January 2020, 10:28

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has revealed the club are still hoping to bring in one or two more players following the arrival of Karl Toko Ekambi.

Rugby Union

Hogg confirms request for Scotland captaincy

23rd January 2020, 10:21

Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg says he spoke to head coach Gregor Townsend following the World Cup to request to be the skipper.

Celtic

Lennon confident of swift Frimpong return

23rd January 2020, 09:56

Neil Lennon has allayed fears that Jeremie Frimpong suffered a serious injury during Celtic's Scottish Premiership victory at Kilmarnock on Wednesday.

Rangers

Gerrard talks up Defoe hunger

23rd January 2020, 09:56

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has hailed the efforts of the ever-young Jermain Defoe after his goal secured a 1-0 win over St Mirren.

Charlton Athletic

Bowyer delighted by professional showing in Valley stalemate

23rd January 2020, 09:56

Lee Bowyer has praised his Charlton side's "professional" display in Wednesday's goalless London derby against Fulham.