Norwich City defender Martin Olsson set for shoulder surgery

Norwich City defender Martin Olsson will miss Sweden's Euro2016 qualifier next month to get shoulder

Norwich City defender Martin Olsson will miss Sweden's Euro2016 qualifier next month to get shoulder surgery on a long-standing injury. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City left-back Martin Olsson is poised to undergo shoulder surgery later this week which will rule him out of Sweden's Euro2016 qualifier against Montenegro next month and a friendly against Norway.

Swedish national boss Erik Hamren confirmed yesterday Olsson had been left out of his squad in order to have an operation on the long-standing problem which had troubled the left-back over recent weeks.

Olsson made 47 appearances for the Canaries this season and played a pivotal role in the club's Championship play-off success at Wembley on Monday in the 2-0 win against Middlesbrough, but Hamren revealed City's medical staff had advised the 27-year-old to have surgery to be fully-fit for City's Premier League return.

'Martin Olsson will have surgery at the end of the week,' Hamren said. 'He has had problems with the shoulder for a long time and requires surgery. The club wants him to do it as fast as possible and we think it is a good idea.'

Olsson appeared to be struggling with his shoulder in Norwich's 3-1 Championship win against Nottingham Forest back in March, when he required treatment during the warm-up and in the opening period, and City chief Alex Neil admitted the club would have to monitor the injury.


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'If it is a problem that is going to stop him playing or it is sore then obviously that is something we will need to have a look at,' said the Scot. 'There was a wee issue with his shoulder just before the game but credit to Martin he sort of preserved and got on with it. To be honest I think he was looking for me to take him off but I just sort of turned a blind eye, ignored him, and kidded on I didn't see him.'

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