Injured City defender Klose confirms he is out for months with knee damage

Timm Klose has confirmed he will be out for months with a knee ligament injury Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Timm Klose has confirmed he will be out for months with a knee ligament injury Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Paul Chesterton

Timm Klose has confirmed he will be out for months with the knee ligament injury suffered in Norwich City's recent League Cup defeat at Crawley.

Klose visited a specialist in London on Tuesday and then took to social media to thank fans and team mates for the messages of support.

The Canaries' are expected to provide an official update on Wednesday morning, with the exact length of time Klose could be sidelined still unclear, but head coach Daniel Farke had already admitted he expected the Swiss international to miss most of the Premier League season.

The fitness of both Christoph Zimmermann and Tom Trybull will also be in that injury bulletin from the club.

"Unfortunately I have to take a break for a few months from doing the thing I love the most," said Klose, on his instagram account. "During this time my team mates and the club have my total support.

"Time for me to fix the problem, recover and come back stronger than ever. Thank you for all your messages over the last couple of days. It means a lot."

The likes of Alex Tettey, Max Aarons and Tim Krul immediately posted their backing for Klose to come back stronger from the latest injury setback of his Norwich career.

Klose missed the start of the Premier League season with a hip problem and spent his summer trying to finally overcome the knee issue that limited his involvement in the second half of last season's Championship title-winning campaign.

Farke pledged prior to the weekend the popular centre back can count on the club's full support after rupturing his posterior cruciate knee ligament (PCL).

"It is tragic the amount of injuries he has," he said. "My feeling is he had worked so hard and was so close and just needed minutes in the cup and then he was completely back.

"This happens in football and you have to handle it. You can be disappointed for a few days and then you must come back stronger than before. He will get all the support and time he needs. Not only he is a brilliant footballer but a brilliant lad and so important to us as a club.

"We won't force anything and he will get the best medical support he can have."

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