Injured City midfielder set for months out

Norwich City midfielder Louis Thompson is set for a spell on the sidelines at MK Dons with a hamstri

Norwich City midfielder Louis Thompson is set for a spell on the sidelines at MK Dons with a hamstring injury Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Louis Thompson’s wretched run with injuries is set to continue with the Norwich City loanee poised to miss up to three months of the season after damaging his hamstring at MK Dons.

Thompson has been beset by injuries since moving to Norfolk but hoped to get a regular run of games under Russell Martin in a season long loan move to the League One club.

The 25-year-old was forced off in the closing stages of last weekend’s impressive 2-1 win at Sunderland and ex-City defender Martin is now awaiting the outcome of medical tests on the Welshman.

“It was disappointing to lose Louis for a while now,” he said, quoted in the MK Citizen. “It’s what we feared. Hopefully, we’ll find out a bit more at the end of the week when he sees a specialist to find out a timescale.

“We hope to have him back before the end of the season, he’s not completely ruled out.

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“But I don’t think it’s this side of Christmas, maybe January or February so he can play a part in the end of the season.”

Thompson, who has made 14 senior appearances for the Canaries in a stint that has seen him suffer two Achilles injuries and a shoulder problem since signing from Swindon in 2014, was back at MK after an injury hit spell last season.

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Earlier this month the midfielder spoke about his hopes for an injury-free run with MK second time around.

“January was a tough period for me,” said Thompson. “I had a lot going on. I’d had a lot of injuries and a lot going through my head. I think the struggles I had showed in my performances.

“I was not necessarily focusing on playing well, but getting through each game.

“Lockdown (March/April) allowed me to become pain-free and not to worry about my body but to concentrate on my performances and I think that has shown this season. I’m in a much better place than I was and I hope that can continue both personally and as a team.”

Thompson, who is under contract at Carrow Road until at least 2022, is part of a growing City contingent under Martin. Andrew Surman has joined Cameron Jerome and fellow loan Carlton Morris at MK Dons in recent days.

The midfielder had made nine appearances so far in his second spell on loan with MK Dons, who currently sit 14th in the early League One standings, ahead of a weekend test against Hull City.

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