Injury blow for Norwich City loanee Louis Thompson

Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta (left) is challenged by Swindon Town's Louis Thompson during the Capital

Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta (left) is challenged by Swindon Town's Louis Thompson during the Capital One Cup, Third round match at the County Ground, Swindon. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

The football season may have come to a premature end for Norwich City loanee Louis Thompson.

The 20-year-old midfielder was signed from Swindon Town last summer but was allowed to return to the County Ground on loan for the season.

Thompson was stretchered off with a shoulder injury 20 minutes from the end of the Robins' 0-0 draw at Crewe on Saturday.

'Louis had an X-ray late on Saturday evening (which revealed) no apparent fracture,' manager Mark Cooper told Swindon Link Sport.

'He has a scan at lunchtime (Monday) which will reveal how much soft tissue damage he has sustained.

'At the moment he's in a lot of pain and shoulder injuries can be quite nasty in terms of their recovery.

'It's not a fast healing process so we're just waiting on a scan and fingers crossed he's just pinched or stretched ligaments and not damaged them.'

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Thompson was signed for an undisclosed fee by City on the last day of the 2014 summer transfer window, signing a three-year deal, with an option for a further year.

The former Wales Under-19 international has made 75 appearances in all competitions, scoring four goals, since making his debut for Swindon as a 17-year-old.

He has been an influential figure for the League One promotion hopefuls this campaign, scoring three goals in 37 games, leaving the Robins anxiously waiting for news of the extent of his injury.

'If he has to have surgery then it'll be a couple of months,' Cooper added.