Onel Hernandez will visit a specialist in London on Thursday to assess if the Norwich City wide player needs ankle surgery.

Hernandez was an absentee from the squad for the midweek 1-1 Championship draw at Hudderfield after a second half exit in the previous defeat to Sunderland.

David Wagner initially flagged a twisted ankle but Hernandez has also been left out of Cuba’s squad for upcoming Concacaf Nations League qualifiers against Barbados and Guadeloupe.

Hernandez will definitely miss Saturday’s game at Stoke along with fellow wide player Jon Rowe, who damaged his hamstring in a 45-minute run out in a Monday friendly against West Ham’s youngsters.

“He had a scan this afternoon (Wednesday). I only heard straight away that he will not be available for Stoke. We now have to assess it further,” said Wagner. “The same on Onel. He has an ankle injury. He will see specialist in London (on Thursday) to have further assessment how serious it is. Hopefully he will not need a surgery.

“But he will for sure miss the Stoke game as well. And obviously, with the three players, which we lost in this game, it looks like they will not be available.

"So we will make some phone calls to call guys from the under 21s, who were already in training with us up north and they can train with us over the next two days. And it could be that the one or other will be in the Stoke squad.”

City have set up a training base in Leeds rather than travel back to Norfolk to prepare for Saturday’s Stoke test. The Canaries medical staff will continue to monitor Adam Idah (foot) and Ben Gibson (hamstring) but Arsenal loanee Marquinhos is suspended this coming weekend after his late red card at Huddersfield.

“Adam got a knock on his foot and was not able to walk on it and Gibbo felt his hamstring, so we have to assess them,” said Wagner. “I think at least they are a doubt for Saturday when they were not able to continue. But any further information, I don't have after the game.

“A very hard evening for us with these two injuries and then obviously with the red card of Marquinhos as well. This means we have to find solutions for Saturday because Onel is out, Jonny Rowe got a hamstring injury on Monday when he played for the under 21s. We will find solutions for the circumstances which we have at the minute.”