Waiting game for Norwich City over Grant Holt hamstring pull

Grant Holt was withdrawn in the final minute against Wigan with a hamstring strain. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images Grant Holt was withdrawn in the final minute against Wigan with a hamstring strain. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

Monday, December 17, 2012
1:22 PM

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton admitted it will have to be a case of wait and see over the hamstring strain that ended Grant Holt’s Saturday afternoon early.

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The Norwich skipper was withdrawn in the final minute against Wigan with the pull, his 150th appearance for the club, as Steve Morison entered the fray.

“He just felt his hamstring slightly, so we will assess that one,” acknowledged Hughton.

“We hope it is a minimal one, but as always with these things we won’t know for a couple of days. He is a tough character, Grant, and we hope it is not too bad.

“Holty is doing a great job but it is probably a little bit tougher for him to score the goals he would like to score.

“But he is doing a fabulous job for the team so it means there have to be contributions from Robert Snodgrass, Wes Hoolahan, the defenders and Anthony Pilkington as well.”

5 comments

  • Holt may not be scoring many goals this season, but he does a brilliant job pulling away and bullying centre backs, leaving room for Hoots, Snodgrass and Pilks. Morrison can do this job to some extent, but his control, first touch and vision arent in Holts league.

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    Algarve Canary

    Monday, December 17, 2012

  • From Holty`s aspect, he`s a victim of his own success. Playing a pivotal role in getting us to, and keeping us in, the Prem has made goals harder to come by, specially in his current role. Had we plodded along in the Championship and kept a half-decent squad with him, he`d be catching Iwan Roberts` goal tally by now. As it is, his goal-scoring ratio has just dropped to just below one per two games. Shame! As Swiss says, please don`t break him. He`s a Regional Treasure. OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012

  • I hope he takes sufficient time off. It is possible that JR's serious muscle tear against Everton was a result of the injury he picked up at the end of the ManU game. Let's not break GH as well. After all, Horses can get put down if they get a bad injury aged 31.

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    Swiss Canary

    Monday, December 17, 2012

  • Give him the West Brom game off and then he should be ok for Chelski and Mank City.....

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    CanarySid

    Monday, December 17, 2012

  • wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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