Leroy Fer hamstring injury could curtail World Cup involvement

Norwich City midfielder Leroy Fer celebrates scoring the Netherlands' opening goal against Chile on Monday. Norwich City midfielder Leroy Fer celebrates scoring the Netherlands' opening goal against Chile on Monday.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
4:10 PM

Having enjoyed the high of his first World Cup goal, Leroy Fer could now miss the rest of the tournament with a hamstring injury.

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The Norwich City midfielder headed in the Netherlands’ opening goal of their 2-0 Group B win against Chile on Monday, but then limped out of training the following day.

Fer is now a doubt ahead of Sunday’s last-16 clash with Mexico – and possibly beyond.

“The severity of the injury to the seven-time international’s left hamstring should emerge over the next few days,” said a statement from the Dutch camp.

At least the news remained positive on Fer’s Norwich future, which the midfielder maintaining he is prepared to be committed to the Canaries’ Championship cause next season.

“We had a really disappointing season at Norwich and getting relegated was a bad moment for everyone at the club,” said Fer.

“For myself it’s a difficult feeling to come away with Holland and forget about what happened at Norwich…but I am a Norwich player I am contracted to them for the next three years, so my commitment is to them.

“I am not thinking about anything else at the moment other than going back to Norwich.”

18 comments

  • Sound comments ref. Fer, jops. Perhaps working with Old Three Lungs will get his fitness & determination levels up a notch or two?

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, June 30, 2014

  • Ability wise he is our best player in my opinion, but needs to work on his off ball game as he is too lazy too often (some time with the Chile coach will sort him out).... This injury could just be the right time to take him out of the shop window.. He is a young guy, likes to talk to media, maybe the kind of guy who if offered the captaincy would up his game and focus more.. Capable of destroying championship midfield players and defenders.

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    jops

    Sunday, June 29, 2014

  • Adams is God likewise deleted. A bit on the defensive, Archie? I wonder why.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • My polite reply to Noggin deleted. As was my original comment about curtail\curtain. Which renders Nog`s comment incongruous. So what is the excuse this time, Archie? Have you at least sent my proof reading fee to a Charity? What a shameful little bunch of Parish News-letterists you are. M_T_Pants; your post defines you. Archie also deleted your attempted target. Is your ignorance a Badge of Honour? Dullard`s Bitter.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Sounds promising and that he wants to stay which is a BIG plus...he's the real deal when he wants to be...big, strong (just sometimes takes one too many touches) but be great if he stays...he's shown what he can do on the world stage...such a shame he's been injured in Brazil...feel sorry for the lad...hope he recovers but it sounds quite bad...(by the way...haven't heard anything on Alex Tettey? I hope he stays...he's a cracking player on his day as well....he'd terrorise Championship defenders!!!)

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    YarcoYella

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • noggin - he ain't called Mad Brewer fo nuffin!

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    Morgan's_tight_pants

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Yes, like I said I dont disagree with that. If his agent says "so and so are interested" of course (like virtually all our squad) he would likely be interested in the potential of a deal being agreed. Dont see him forcing the issue though, demanding moves, slapping transfer requests in etc.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • I like Fer as a player when on form and he does seem a genuinely nice person, but let's not forget that Everton declined to sign him on medical grounds. It would be a shame to lose him, but on balance can we afford to keep him on medical grounds if someone offered big money for him?

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    jigs69

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Well when you put it like that, then yes it does sound like he wouldnt be unhappy to stay, which possibly means he would only leave for a decent chance of first team football at a prem club. That would rule out man u. If he was unhappy in England or had fallen out with the club then I agree with you there would be no need to emphasise his future at Norwich. The Southampton link goss mentioned could be a concern, but fingers crossed he stays and stays fit

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    canary can-can

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Everyone is so quick to find a negative. The direct quote reads "We had a really disappointing season and getting relegated was a bad moment for everyone at the club. For myself its a difficult feeling to come away with holland and forget what happened at norwich. But I have had to refocus on the world cup because this is a different situation to my club. What ever happens here in brazil, i am a norwich player. I am contracted to them for the next three years sso my commitment is to them. I am not thinking about anything else at the moment other than going back to norwich for the new season". Im not being funny guys but he didnt have to go to that extent if hes so hell bent on leaving like some of you are claiming. Im still as sure as ive always been. Hes a really down to earth guy and cares. Cares a heck of a lot more than some of the people we had at this club last season. If he leaves it wont be through forcing his way out or causing trouble. If someone bigger is interested then nobody would hold it against him wanting to talk to them. Wait and see (fingers crossed)

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Think he will stay this upcoming season anyway although he was a half decent player I think he will be trying to justify his transfer fee

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    Patrick Grey

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

  • A fit Fer would be a bonus in the Chump, but there is the chance that he will be moved on, especially if he is noticed at the World Cup. However, he also tends to be a bit injury prone too, and that is of no help to NCFC or anyone else for that matter if he is side-lined for several weeks at a time. Not sure how this will play out, lets see...........

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    Dubai Canary

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

  • if he stays then fine,if he goes for 6 million+ then also fine.Not bothered what he does as he was guilty of hiding last season when the team needed heroes,also can be lazy in not tracking back,saying that can score goals as well!

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    tonyb

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

  • The sky news article doesn't really give any context. If he was directly asked about his future then he couldn't really say nothing. He was being quite diplomatic but it boils down to saying... relegation was disappointing, but I'm still under contract (for now) and I'm not considering options until I get back. The quote is in a similar vein to his "I won't discuss my future until after the world cup" from a few weeks ago. Not sure we can glean too much from it. I do hope he stays though.

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    canary can-can

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

  • He made a statement along the lines of ''Im contracted to Norwich so my commitment is to them'' which is nice to hear but it's still a standard media response to transfer speculation. I dont think we can read too much into it. I would love it if we somehow managed to keep him but I'd imagine Van Gaal would see him as a reasonably priced squad player for Man U, also I believe the new Southampton boss coached him as a youth so wouldn't surprise me if they come in with a bid.

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    GossVolley

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

  • Ok Colin, Or he could have said nothing like most pro's do these days. If he was trying to angle for money or a move it make far more sense to keep his mouth firmly shut. As I keep saying when ever ive met him hes been 1st class with the fans and especially the kids who he plays an idol to. He came out for that lap of shame while many others not involved like Pilks and co ran away down the tunnel. I honestly believe Fer is too good for the championship. However I dont see him causing a problem or forcing a move. If his agent tells him "so and so are interested" im sure he will want to talk to them provided they offer an acceptable amount. He wont force the issue though.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

  • He gets a lot of hamstring injuries. Hopefully we can sell him for what we paid for him. Mattias, he would say he's committed. That's so he gets his loyalty bonus when he leaves. If he agitates for a move he doesn't get it.

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    Colin

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

  • What about the reports he has committed himself to NCFC? I keep hearing more and more City fans saying it was on Sky Sports earlier today. If correct ill be over the moon! Great player. Yes his form dipped after injury but his ability is never in question with me. Key player if he remains with us next season.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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