Injured midfielder Vadis Ofoe adds to Norwich City’s growing casualty list

Norwich City midfielder Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe is seeing a specialist after a setback on his return from

Norwich City midfielder Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe is seeing a specialist after a setback on his return from a knee injury. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City boss Neil Adams confirmed on Wednesday afternoon Belgian international midfielder Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe will be out of action for a 'number of weeks' with a knee injury.

Ofoe sustained the injury after turning out of a tackle in last Saturday's Championship 0-0 draw away at Sheffield Wednesday. The Belgian was making his first league start for the Canaries, but only lasted 45 minutes and Adams revealed at his pre-match press call ahead of Bolton's televised visit on Friday his midfield maestro will now be out for a number of weeks.

'It's not good unfortunately, Vadis has injured ligaments in his knee. He's had a scan and seen a specialist, they're just deciding what course of action to take. He's going to be out of action for a number of weeks,' said the City boss.

Adams' side have been struck with injuries of late, particularly in the midfield department, with Wes Hoolahan the latest ruled out with an ankle injury. Jonny Howson has only recently returned after being sidelined with a knee injury, but it seems luck is not with the Canaries at the moment.

Adams revealed City's medical team have yet to decide whether Ofoe requires surgery.

'It's a case now of does it require surgery?' said Adams. 'If it does require surgery, it will be longer, if it isn't then it will be sooner. He actually got the injury after five minutes in the game, which is incredible when you look at what he has done. I think that just sums up the player himself. He was desperate to make an impression, to stay on playing with a damaged knee ligament.'

Adams now has a selection dilemma for Friday's Championship game with the Trotters, with Gary O'Neil pushing for a start after his impressive second half cameo at Hillsborough.

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