Fresh injury blow for Chadwick

Luke Chadwick's injury nightmare looks to have returned as it emerged on the club's official website that the winger had suffered a suspected torn thigh muscle in training.

Luke Chadwick's injury nightmare looks to have returned as it emerged on the club's official website that the winger had suffered a suspected torn thigh muscle in training.

The 26-year-old is set for a scan to determine the level of damage, but if confirmed it could mean another lengthy spell on the sidelines for the former Stoke man.

Chadwick had only just returned to first team action following some four months out with a gashed knee suffered on his City debut at Ipswich.

But his injury troubles appear to have resurfaced, with the former Manchester United player pulling up in training.

"Chadwick has had a bit of a blow," confirmed boss Peter Grant at Wednesday's press conference. "We think he's maybe torn a muscle in his thigh. We don't know that, so we'll get it scanned.

"It was on his standing leg when he crossed the ball in training. We will know better today on that one."

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Chadwick's injury is another set-back to Grant's preparations for the Easter schedule, which sees City travel to Hull on Good Friday before returning to Carrow Road on Monday for a clash with promotion chasers West Bromwich Albion.

Dion Dublin is struggling for fitness after turning over on his ankle in the defeat to Colchester, although Adam Drury could come back into contention after returning to training following a similar problem.

The left-back had a "minor operation" last week, and Grant said he was pleased with the recovery he'd made so far.

Jurgen Colin is still struggling with a groin injury, but Dickson Etuhu is back in full training after illness.

Striker Chris Brown is also still struggling for fitness with his troublesome hamstring injury.

The January signing from Sunderland has not figured since the 1-1 draw with Coventry in February, and Grant said he was loathed to risk losing the 22-year-old for longer.

"We think the problem has come off the bottom of his back so we don't know if it's a nerve thing," said Grant. "This could be quickly cleared or it could be 10 days to 12 days. Every day he's got better, but every time he's stepped it up his had a concern."