Doherty and Fleming join injury list

CHRIS LAKEY Norwich City's injury crisis has taken yet another turn for the worse, with central defenders Gary Doherty and Craig Fleming likely to be missing for several weeks.

CHRIS LAKEY

Norwich City's injury crisis has taken yet another turn for the worse, with central defenders Gary Doherty and Craig Fleming likely to be missing for several weeks.

Both missed Saturday's 1-0 home win over Sunderland, Doherty with a back problem and club captain Fleming with a hamstring injury - and City boss Peter Grant fears the worst.

“It could be Christmas,” he said. “Early December, late December, I don't know.


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“Doc has got a problem with his back but things are not looking good for anything less than November, that's for sure - the same with Flem.”

If they don't reappear before Christmas they will miss eight Championship games - including the derby trip to Ipswich in a fortnight's time.

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Grant already has winger Lee Croft sidelined with an ankle injury, the ramifications of which will be known on Tuesday.

“If we gets the answer I am hoping for he will be four weeks - if I don't get the answer we are looking for it could be three four months,” said Grant.

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