Injury hammer blow for Norwich City midfielder Tom Trybull
PUBLISHED: 14:36 09 February 2018 | UPDATED: 00:04 10 February 2018
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Tom Trybull is set to miss most of Norwich City's Championship run-in after suffering knee and ankle ligament injuries in his match-winning performance against Middlesbrough.
Head coach Daniel Farke confirmed the bleak injury news on Friday afternoon at Colney, although Trybull is not expected to require surgery.
Farke admits even the most optimistic bulletin would mean the influential midfielder would be back for the final couple of league games in May.
“It’s not good news,” he said. “He has a partial PCL rupture (knee), MCL strain (knee) and an ATFL rupture (ankle).
“Realistically, he won’t be able to return until the end of the season. We have a little bit of hope because there is no need for an operation and Tom is able to recreate pretty soon after injury.
“We hope to have him back at the end of April so we could have him for the last few games.
“Sometimes you have to accept injuries happen. It is a contact injury so you can’t do too much about it. I wouldn’t want to tell my players to avoid duels with other players.”
Ivo Pinto is fit to travel to Derby County this weekend after his knee problem. James Maddison only returned to training on Thursday from a dead leg but is expected to be passed fit.
“The first time Ivo trained with us was on Wednesday,” said Farke. “Yesterday, we had to calm him down a bit and he had his first complete session today.
“He’s not prepared to play 90 minutes but will travel with us. We’re happy to have him back. I know he’s a good option for the last 30 minutes and he’ll be there with his experience and leadership in the dressing room.
“We had to substitute James a dead leg on Saturday. Thursday was his first team training session but he’s available. It’s not such a big problem but always better when he has a full week worth of training. At least he’s available.”
Farke reported no fresh injury worries and confirmed Matt Jarvis is set to re-join full training next week.
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