West Ham United v Norwich City - Press Conference RECAP

PUBLISHED: 14:31 30 August 2019 | UPDATED: 15:12 30 August 2019

Daniel Farke expects Crystal Palace to be smarting after conceding a late equaliser against Wolves last time out Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Daniel Farke expects Crystal Palace to be smarting after conceding a late equaliser against Wolves last time out Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Daniel Farke previewed Norwich City's Premier League trip to West Ham United on Friday afternoon - and provided a full injury update on Timm Klose.

Klose faces between four and 12 months out after initial scans showed PCL damage to his knee suffered in the first half of Tuesday's 1-0 Carabao Cup defeat to League Two Crawley Town.

The Swiss international is now set for further scans next week to assess whether he has ruptured his meniscus.

The Canaries' head coach also revealed Grant Hanley (groin) is ruled out this weekend and set for scans on Friday afternoon after over-stretching at training earlier in the day. Farke suggested Hanley will not be able to join up with Scotland for upcoming internationals.

Fellow centre back Christoph Zimmermann, who suffered a lower back/hip problem in the second half, is fit and available for the trip to the London Stadium.

Alex Tettey missed out on the cup exit for family reasons and Josip Drmic (hamstring) was another absentee, but both are also in the mix for this weekend. Onel Hernandez (knee) is expected to be out for three months following surgery.

West Ham are unbeaten in their last three games since a 5-0 defeat to Premier League champions Manchester City on the opening weekend.

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