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Alex Tettey fears his Norwich City season is over after Chelsea injury

PUBLISHED: 12:59 02 March 2016 | UPDATED: 13:35 02 March 2016

Norwich City's management team look concerned following Alex Tettey's ankle injury against Chelsea on Tuesday night. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Norwich City's management team look concerned following Alex Tettey's ankle injury against Chelsea on Tuesday night. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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Alex Tettey fears his season is over, after injuring his ankle in Norwich City’s midweek Premier League defeat to Chelsea.

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The Norwegian midfielder was substituted in the first half of the 2-1 loss at Carrow Road on Tuesday night, after getting tangled in a tackle – and was immediately taken to hospital for a precautionary X-ray.

According to Tettey, they came back clear – but an MRI scan on Wednesday afternoon will confirm the extent of any ligament damage.

If that news isn’t good, the 29-year-old fears surgery to heal the injury – and a lay-off that could mean the end of his season.

“I was at the hospital after the game on Tuesday, and I hadn’t broken any bones, which is good,” Tettey told Norway’s VG Sporten.

“But I’m going for another check-up, an MRI later on Wednesday. If the ligament in my ankle is ruined then I fear I’ll need an operation.

“If that’s the case then my season is probably finished. The next check-up will be interesting.”

The injury worries are mounting for City boss Alex Neil, off the back of a eight-game winless league run and ahead of a crucial trip to relegation rivals Swansea on Saturday.

Tuesday’s defeat also saw a nasty gash to Gary O’Neil’s head from an aerial clash that also cost Robbie Brady two of his teeth and a chip in a third.

Centre-back Timm Klose also limped through the latter stages of the game, while Steven Naismith and Sebastien Bassong were not fit enough to be involved.

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