‘Just screamed YES in the middle of the street’ – City fans welcome positive Maddison injury update

PUBLISHED: 11:50 09 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:08 10 May 2018

James Maddison's knee injury is not as bad as first feared. 
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James Maddison's knee injury is not as bad as first feared. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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News that James Maddison’s knee injury is not as bad as first feared has been welcomed with relief by Norwich City fans this lunchtime.

Maddison limped off in the 11th minute of City’s nightmare 5-1 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday on the final day of the Championship season on Sunday, before emerging after full-time with his left knee in a brace and using crutches.

With a big-money move to a Premier League for the club’s star player-of-the-season winner expected to be key to crucial summer transfer business, the injury was bad news for all involved.

However, the Canaries issued an update this morning which confirmed the England Under-21 international does not need surgery and should only miss the first week of pre-season.

FULL STORY: Sighs of relief all round as City get positive Maddison news

Although the future still remains unclear for the player and his cash-strapped club, the news that the injury was not more serious has arrived as an understandable boost.

The Coventry City academy product has been linked with interest from almost every Premier League club after 15 goals and 11 assists this season, including Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Manchester United, Leicester City, West Ham, Bournemouth and Huddersfield.

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