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

12:59 02 March 2016

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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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32 comments

  • Aye igrieei 001 crepent, wyv. On Duotb. Don't Speak... Gwyn Stafiné. Grate sing bi a graet sengor.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, March 3, 2016

  • Brew its a sign of the times, poliitcal correctness, sporting correctness, opinion correctness. I blame the eduaction system as no-one is allowed to lose, or be devalued in any way. Everyones opinoin has to be respected as being the correct one , when , in truth, the majoirty are blatetnly wrong. Its a bit like speilling correctness.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, March 3, 2016

  • always felt Roy Waller ,bless him, was about 30 seconds from exploding on occassion , particularly when City were putting it over one of the bigger teams.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, March 3, 2016

  • I honestly once switched on about 10 past four and Roy Waller didn't give the score until nearly half past - and that's a long time in radio! I actually think Chris Goreham does a good job - Sutton's good and I've always found Mark Rivers and Forbesy good value too. Won't be long till they're broadcasting from Portaloo again I'm afraid.

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    el dingo

    Thursday, March 3, 2016

  • @el dingo, this is it. Chris Goreham has always been a sincere presenter and he is beginning to mature into a good one - he is modulating the screaming a bit. I was never a fan of the late Roy Waller. Didn't like the way he left Gs off the ends of words... Scorin a goal. Goin down the wing. Bringin the ball out of defence. All a bit too Alan Partridge\Professional Numpty for me; just not (intended to be) as funny. As for people being so certain of their correctness - it is redolent of the likes of "Holt is going nowhere" and Chrissie worship generally. I really pray we don't get a limp no-show at Swansea on Saturday. That 2nd half performance vs Cheating Chelsea (I include the Officials in their squad) did much to get the fans back on-side. A point or 3 would've been handy, though. And learnin' how to start playin' when the start whistle is blowin' and the game is kickin' off...

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, March 3, 2016

  • Yes what is happening with Naismith and its time for Bamford to be put on the team sheet. Alex Neil is nit quite uo wirh this I feel at least hes changed the system

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    johnty

    Thursday, March 3, 2016

  • Lets hope hes wrong because he is more than needed now.

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    johnty

    Thursday, March 3, 2016

  • Have to say this is seriously bad news for city Tettey is such an important presence especially at this point in the season Brady one would hope can carry on and ONeil not my choice but part of tge rough and tumble defense. More to the point Swansea beating Arsenal is a statement that cannot be ignored and makes it an uphill battle on Saturday. Also I have to agree with the criticism of Rob Butler and co on radio norfolk its embarrasingly naive far too much doesnt really say much for norfolk.Chris Gieham has a little more savvy but its a thumbs down otherwise.Chelsea fluked the resukt poor in fact abysmal referee & co.In any other sport Costa goal would not have stood.

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    johnty

    Thursday, March 3, 2016

  • I found Chris G a refreshing change after Dear Old Roy. He writes well too. I remember Comrades pal saying it was only a matter of how many Ar $ enal would score. Probably too embarrassed to come on here for a while after that.

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    el dingo

    Thursday, March 3, 2016

  • Interesting to read El Tel's comments regarding the Downs & Butler Show on Partridge Radio. Butler constantly butted in on whatever anybody else has the temerity to say, while Downs rambled away on tangents so peripheral that poor ole Chris Goretex had a hard job keeping a comprehensible commentary going. I believe Gweg Daaarns is from Leicester (?) - so how did he pick up that uncanny Len Goodman soundalike diction, maaii saahns? Butler is just plain boorish at the least worst of times. If Partridge need a guest summariser\commentator they need look no further than the intelligent and articulate Chris Sutton. Who on earth selected Rab. C. Bluster-Budvessel? Whose nephew is he?? That said, he has a good face for Radio. Screaming Lord Goretex has gone up in my estimation. He held things together well in the face of adversity. Good to see my ole hero, the Shi'aly urbane and Sunnily disposed Dubya, in full optimistic flood today. Meanwhile, StatsMan\ LincsCan has gone all grumpy as Barking Wise calls into question my ability to control flatulence. Blaff! On topic; we're gonna miss Tetts. I think Ruddy Hell is about right; O'Neil and Howson in CMF. Howson seems to have hardened up a bit of late. Are we about to see him reach his full potential - and emerge as our Team Captain (eventually)? Btw; to Chris Goreham - I am a fan now. You've converted me. Regards, Uncle Mad.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, March 3, 2016

  • Well, I did not see that Swansea result coming. I honestly thought they'd capitulate with an eye on Saturday's game, which makes it a must win just to be back in the position pre-Chelsea. More twists and turns on the way from all teams down there I suspect.

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    Comrade Smoultty

    Thursday, March 3, 2016

  • 8 points from the last "six games"

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    Lincs Canary

    Thursday, March 3, 2016

  • After Swansea winning last night it feels like all our season's are over. But their form is nothing special with only 8 points from the last six. Similarly Newcastle and Sunderland only have 6 from the last 6. Again I refer back to when Martin came up with the concept of us being in a mini group of six competing to stay up. It was a flawed idea because the points attainable could come from games against anyone. And that is still the case. Staying with the mini group however and on current form we are bottom. Indeed we are bottom of any current form compilation. We are sinking like a stone. A rock. A boulder. In fact it now looks so hopeless you might as well bring back Adams. Or Hughton if Brighton will let him go. Pure speculation of course because Dithergate2 is firmly in place and McClueless has the vote of confidence from McDither.

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    Lincs Canary

    Thursday, March 3, 2016

  • I agree with Barking, we may not automatically qualify for Champions League now, but, there is still the Europa league to go for !! OTBC

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    Dubai Canary

    Thursday, March 3, 2016

  • Tettey will be missed for sure if his injury is ligament damage. But what about Naismith? Is he going to be available to play on Saturday - and by that I mean not just be able to play but fully fit? Another query: we signed Bamford but is he also match sharp? Swansea winning tonight is another big blow and it is starting to look like the beyond poor performances at places like Villa Park and our inability to hold on to leads and keep clean sheets will be our undoing.

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    malaga flier

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

  • Much too much doom and gloom. Ok, so we can't catch Leicester, but we can still catch Ar$enal, comfortably catch Man City and then secure our rightful place in the Chumpions League. It's never over until the Mad Brewer belches. If li'l ole Swansea can turn over the gunners at their place, then li'l ole Norwich can turn over anyone.....anywhere. Every team is limited to 11 players and every player (even ours) has two legs, two arms and loads of tattoos. So we can do this. Look out Barca and Bayern.....we're coming for you. Same again, please, landlord.

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    Barking Wise

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

  • Much too much doom and gloom. Ok, so we can't catch Leicester, but we can still catch Arsenal, comfortably catch Man City and then secure our rightful place in the Chumpions League. It's never over until the Mad Brewer belches. If li'l ole Swansea can turn over the gunners at their place, then li'l ole Norwich can turn over anyone.....anywhere. Every team is limited to 11 players and every player (even ours) has two legs, two arms and loads of tattoos. So we can do this. Look out Barca and Bayern.....we're coming for you. Same again, please, landlord.

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    Barking Wise

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

  • Worse than winning Malaga they only went and won there. Now its a must win for us and Swansea know a draw will keep them 6 points ahead of us[and a better gd]

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

  • Swansea winning tonight so it is all starting to look irrelevant.......

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    malaga flier

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

  • seriously good game last night pity about the injuries... the teams heart was on show.. glad Redmond scored he deserves that.. unlucky big time.. I still think we'll stay up so...

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    sWeEtCoRn&PEaS

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

  • Please please take the pathetic Rob Butler and Greg Downs of radio Norfolk their summary of lasts nights match was pathetic after watching sky. Just because you were an average footballer it doesn't make you a pundit.Rob Butler has not a clue about football.

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    El tel

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

  • Please please take the pathetic Rob Butler and Greg Downs of radio Norfolk their summary of lasts nights match was pathetic after watching sky. Just because you were an average footballer it doesn't make you a pundit.Rob Butler has not a clue about football.

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    El tel

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

  • What is the good of leaving a message you never print it

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    El tel

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

  • Well let's cross our fingers that the scan reveals good news for us and the big fella. If the worst does come to pass, then O'Neil and Howson can forge a very effective midfield duo. That said, we then have no effective back-up for those two: Dorrans is lightweight, Mulumbu sluggish and VOO is an enigma (hasn't even made it to the bench in recent games). While we're in the business of projecting positive thoughts, let's also hope Klose's injury was insignificant - anyone fancy Martin and Bassong at the heart of a 'new look' back four against Swansea? Clearly, Bennett is only in out of necessity and in defence of our manager's apparent position, I thought RB looked strangely lackadaisical in the last two games at times.

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    Ruddy Hell

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

  • Well let's cross our fingers that the scan reveals good news for us and the big fella. If the worst does come to pass, then O'Neil and Howson can forge a very effective midfield duo. That said, we then have no effective back-up for those two: Dorrans is lightweight, Mulumbu sluggish and VOO is an enigma (hasn't even made it to the bench in recent games). While we're in the business of projecting positive thoughts, let's also hope Klose's injury was insignificant - anyone fancy Martin and Bassong at the heart of a 'new look' back four against Swansea? Clearly, Bennett is only in out of necessity and in defence of our manager's apparent position, I thought RB looked strangely lackadaisical in the last two games at times.

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    Ruddy Hell

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

  • Where's Ole Tommy Custard, comrades?

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

  • Alex has been a mainstay. For me, he was heading for PotS status. Such a great pity. O'Neil is not his replacement; he is his perfect CMF partner. (A latter day Lucas & Bryceland, but bigger). @el dingo is spot on. We really do not want to lose Tetts. Though it seems we have. Up to Plate-stepping time... Mulumbu? VOO? Somebody has to. Wee Alex??

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

  • Yarco that was exactly our reaction too. He tried to hobble it off on the touchline but was never going to come back on. We've been relatively lucky with injuries this season but if they're going to pile up now we're in real doo doo. Well, we are anyway, but one player we need is Alex Tettey.

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    el dingo

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

  • I have no problem if O'Neil steps into the breach for the remainder of the season. Actually forgetting the serious injury, he injected a lot of vocal support and passion into the team, overall a good thing. Interesting to see how many Swansea ship tonight

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    Comrade Smoultty

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

  • This is potentially terrible news!!! We need Tettey fit as he's a major cog in the machine and we miss him dreadfully when he's not in the team...I must say, watching him limp off down the tunnel, I said to my mate behind me "That doesn't look good!!!"...At least we've got O'Neil who showed his commitment to the cause last night, rushing down the tunnel to get stitches in a nasty, bloody gash, to rush back to get on the pitch, true hero stuff as was Robbie Brady (now sporting the Iwan Roberts look!!!)...Klose looked in pain as well towards the end as well...there really was some nasty injuries and knocks last night, lets just hope they all heal or at least get to point where they're playable...as we cannot afford to lose our vital players for this huge last ten games!!! OTBC

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    YarcoYella

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

  • Battered and Bruised after last nights game, but Norwich take it on the chin with no excuses. Rotten luck with the injuries. If it had been one of the top six teams it would have been headlines. But Norwich will knuckle down and get on with the next game, good luck

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    Derek McDonald

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

  • Bad news for him and for us if this does prove to be the case.

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    ScotCan

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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