Canaries confirm young winger’s season is over after knee injury
PUBLISHED: 14:57 11 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:39 11 October 2018
PA Wire/PA Images
Norwich City’s on-loan Yeovil winger Diallang Jaiyesimi has seen his season ended after sustaining a serious knee injury.
The 20-year-old was set to spend the season on loan at League Two Yeovil Town, but ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament 23 minutes into their clash with MK Dons little more than a fortnight ago.
And City have now confirmed Jaiyesimi will undergo surgery on Tuesday before his long road to recovery begins, with the hope he will be fit enough for the start of next season.
The lively winger joined City from non-league Dulwich Hamlet two years ago, before a new three-year contract signed last November tied Jaiyesimi down to City until the summer of 2020 at least.
He clocked 35 appearances in all competitions during a 2017-18 season of learning at another League Two side Grimsby Town, before joining Darren Way’s squad at Huish Park.
Boss Way – a former City academy product himself – would have been happy with Jaiyesimi’s efforts too, after 11 appearances and two goals for the Glovers helped him become a popular figure with fans in a relatively short space of time.
Yeovil’s players wore ‘Let’s do this for DJ’ T-shirts while warming up against Exeter at the weekend in support of their injured team-mate, while both clubs have expressed their support for the winger as he begins his lengthy recovery.
• For the latest Norwich City news and opinion follow Michael Bailey on the following channels…