James Maddison injury update

PUBLISHED: 13:11 07 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:29 07 May 2018

James Maddison's stellar Norwich City ends in the worst possible way. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

James Maddison's stellar Norwich City ends in the worst possible way. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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Norwich City midfielder James Maddison’s injury scan will not take place until later in the week.

City’s medical team is understood to have advised a period of rest to let the swelling go down before Maddison undergoes scans to assess the full extent of the knee injury suffered in the early stages of Sunday’s 5-1 Championship defeat at Sheffield Wednesday.

No further update is expected until later this week, when the Canaries’ top brass will discover how long the 21-year-old is likely to be sidelined.

Maddison hobbled back onto the pitch at Hillsborough on crutches to salute the travelling support in what many City fans feared was likely to be his farewell appearance ahead of a big-money Premier League move.

Head coach Daniel Farke admitted after his side’s Owls defeat he was prepared for an anxious wait.

“We don’t want him to be out for several weeks, hopefully not months, and the summer break is not enough for him to return,” he said. “Let us not get too far ahead of ourselves

“We have to wait. There is something with the knee.

“We must wait for the results. It could be ligaments or the inner band. He got a hit on his knee and he felt it break a bit. It doesn’t look good. It was a duel and he slipped away from the tackle and felt something in his knee.

“If I am honest, it doesn’t look good at present and he doesn’t feel happy with his knee. Let’s wait what the scans say.”

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