Norwich City boss sweats on Hoolahan’s hamstring injury

Wes Hoolahan's late-season injury jinx struck again when he hobbled off in the second half of City's 6-0 win over Scunthorpe with a hamstring problem.

Manager Paul Lambert was unable to put a timescale on a possible absence for the Canaries' star forward.

'I have to wait and see next week. It's his hamstring that's giving him a bit of cause for concern,' said Lambert.

It is an unhappy coincidence that Hoolahan has suffered the injury with seven Championship matches to go. The Irishman missed the final seven games of his first season with City after suffering ankle ligament damage – a campaign that ended in relegation from the Championship in his enforced absence. And last season, Hoolahan picked up a thigh strain with seven games left of the League One programme, returning only for the final match, a 2-0 defeat at home to Carlisle.

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