Norwich City v QPR preview: Jamal Lewis set to see specialist over knee injury
PUBLISHED: 16:04 15 August 2017 | UPDATED: 19:45 15 August 2017
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Norwich City’s highly-rated young defender Jamal Lewis is seeing a specialist over his knee injury.
The teenager, who signed a new professional deal last month after an impressive first team breakthrough under Daniel Farke during pre-season, is in London on Tuesday to get a fresh diagnosis from medical experts after missing all of the early Championship action.
“There are still some problems with his knee due to the load,” head coach Farke revealed at Colney, during his pre-match press call ahead of QPR’s midweek visit. “It is still swollen so today is another date with the doctor, the specialist in London and hopefully nothing too dangerous but we must wait for diagnosis because we can’t get to the bottom of the reason why the knee is always swollen. We don’t want to take any risks with him.”
Timm Klose has also had a ‘minor’ setback from a muscle problem that will delay his return to full training but Alex Pritchard underwent successful ankle surgery on Monday.
“Like we confirmed last week we have to do without him for 12 weeks but the operation went okay,” said Farke. “With Timm there was a little setback so not so dangerous or important but hopefully he can start full training the end of this week or the start of next. It will be too early to come back against Aston Villa.
“We had Tom Trbyull and Harry Toffolo play with the development squad on Monday. Harry only 45 minutes as he had one day training with us. That went okay so now he can return to our team training. Tom, like we said, had to work a bit on his endurance. He improves from day to day and I am content with him. All the other guys are fit for sure. Ivo (Pinto) and Wes (Hoolahan) had long pre-season breaks but they are on a good way.”