Video: Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty ruled out of Bastia friendly with shin injury

Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty is awaiting the results of a scan on a shin injury on Friday morning. Picture by Stefano Gnech/Focus Images Ltd Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty is awaiting the results of a scan on a shin injury on Friday morning. Picture by Stefano Gnech/Focus Images Ltd

Thursday, July 24, 2014
9:20 PM

Norwich City’s summer signing Kyle Lafferty will miss the club’s Italian tour finale against SC Bastia in Sallanches on Friday after picking up a shin injury.

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City’s medical staff are awaiting the results of a precautionary scan after Lafferty suffered the knock at the club’s Chatillon Saint Vincent base following an open training session on Wednesday. The Northern Irishman had only returned to full training after missing the opening game against a regional select squad with a dead leg.

Lewis Grabban is unlikely to be risked against the French top flight side to rest an Achilles problem, but Neil Adams is confident both will be back in the fold before the real action gets underway next month.

“Kyle’s is a contact injury which is the best case, he’s just had a bang on the side of his shin. We’ve sent him off for a scan, we don’t think it’s going to be too bad but we’ll get the results on Friday morning. We’re hoping that’s a matter of days rather than weeks,” he said. “He just puts himself about on the training ground; it’s just an unfortunate consequence of the way he is. He works his socks off, he gets stuck in and he trains like he plays.

“With Lewis I was hoping to get him back earlier this week, he’s almost there. He’s still a little bit sore with his Achilles and there comes a point where you might have to push him a little bit to get him out there, but what you don’t want to do is do that and then he misses the start of the season or longer.

“I’m hoping he’ll be ready, if not for the game on Friday, then for Monday. We want him ready for the next game or the next game or the one after that, but it’s certainly not longer term.”

Captain Russell Martin is also an injury doubt after missing the midweek open training session, along with the likes of Anthony Pilkington and Alex Tettey.

“There’s nothing that I’m hoping will impact too much on next week,” Adams told the club’s official site. “They’re itching to train which is great to see, but we’re having to manage the ones who have picked up bumps and bruises and a few niggles.

“Russell Martin for one – he had a double hernia operation in the summer and it’s natural that you get reactions to the scar tissue. He trained on Thursday fine, but we might just have to pull the reins on him. It’s similar with one or two others.”

• City’s game against the French side kicks off at 6pm (CET). Admission prices: 8 Euros for adults and 3 Euros for under-12s.

21 comments

  • I hope they`re supplying scones. Give Paddy something he understands.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 25, 2014

  • Just heard the games off and they are doing an open coffee morning tomorrow instead.

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    Mattias333

    Friday, July 25, 2014

  • LincsCan is right; these new recruits look pretty robust. There should be a Scale of Robustness, based on the `Holty Unit`. Grabbs and Kylie would both rate 0.9 HUs; Holty himself about 1.6. He even surpasses himself! Poor RvW would be struggling to register on the Holtometer at all. James Vaughan rates 0.75, Chris Martin 1.0. Topic for discussion?

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 25, 2014

  • I think Adams is very High on Loza. Compare interviews talking about RVW and Loza. Loza has had multiple loan spells at lower league teams and scored once. RVW had a awful first season with us thanks to Chris Hughton's horrific tactics and lost his place in the national team. Yet Adams cant speak highly enough of Loza. RVW clearly has to force his way into Adams thinking. Hopefully Loza turns out to be a hidden gem an we may not need to worry.

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    Mattias333

    Friday, July 25, 2014

  • Grabban played every game for Bournemouth last season and Lafferty only missed eight games of 42. That does not suggest we have bought a couple of injury prone players. I still think we could see some ins and outs with the strikeforce. Becchio must be destined for fresh pastures and while RVW seems to want to play for us I am not convinced the boss sees it that way. So if two leave, you want two in otherwise you are short of cover. To raise money for proven goalscorers, eg Assombalonga from Peterborough, other sales might be necessary. I know it raises the spectre of weakening other parts of the team but as Lambert once said, you can never have too many striking options. It was a philosophy that worked here once and could do so again.

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    Lincs Canary

    Friday, July 25, 2014

  • There's a lot to be said for talking to oneself Cutty. You may not get the right answer, but at least you get the one you want!

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    Igno Rance

    Friday, July 25, 2014

  • Shows why keeping Hooper and RVW is a good idea. Can't have too many players to fill each role in this league.

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    Chris Mugglestone

    Friday, July 25, 2014

  • Must`ve been a hidden rude word. Maybe `plethora` or `de rigeuer`?

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 25, 2014

  • I`ve been twice prevented from agreeing with your valid shin-pad point, Mattias. Must`ve upset Archie again, somehow.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 25, 2014

  • Correct, Matt. Shins are very vulnerable bones, sparsely upholstered as they are. Shin pads should be de rigeuer. It`s not rocket science. There seems to be a plethora of "OMFG" happenings just now.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 25, 2014

  • Bit old school but I notice in all the training pictures on this website, not one player is wearing shin pads......then I hear Lafferty is injured with......a shin injury, he got taking a bang in.....training. I wear shin pads regardless whether its a full contact game or training but even in training accidents happen. Luckily it appears not to serious. Nowhere near as serious as it would have been, had it been pilks! That minor bang to the shin would have required surgery and atleast 4 months out. Ok ill admit im on a wind up now. Ill stop. Hopefully we get a good work out today before things get a bit more serious in the home friendlies.

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    Mattias333

    Friday, July 25, 2014

  • Talking to yourself wiven, do that myself sometimes and realise how intelligent I really am.

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    cutty

    Friday, July 25, 2014

  • Nothing to worry about. They probably won't turn up or only exist as a team in the Italian version of the Beano! In the parallel universe we seem to be in for pre season Lafferty probably doesn't exist in real life anyway. Who are those chumps in charge of planning pre season?

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    midlandcanary

    Friday, July 25, 2014

  • Positive as ever Derek Mc

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Friday, July 25, 2014

  • We seem to have bought and injury prone striker again

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    Derek McDonald

    Friday, July 25, 2014

  • As I posted elsewhere some days ago, players get injured from training more than real games. I wonder just what the coaches are up to. Too many players being pushed to a limit and over it. I hope there is a review of each injury that occurs in training to identify whether there is a factor contributing to it that can be addressed. As in this case, so a player may well like to get 'stuck in', but surely there should a word in his shell-like to say 'get a grip on yourself' and be a bit more thoughtful about what you are doing and the effect it can have. Oh well, another season at risk of starting with injured strikers. Is this.

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    Surrey Canary

    Friday, July 25, 2014

  • wivenhoebudgie if you must drop hats - please do it from a safe distance from our team and in particular, far far away from Mr Pilkington.

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    Mart

    Friday, July 25, 2014

  • Only saying they seem to be getting injured at the drop of a hat

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

  • you fool, how dare you joke about the fitness of our new strikers

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

  • Shows why an ambitious club needs plenty of cover. It will be a long hard season and we'll have to get use to players being out for treatment. Days are long gone when a couple of star players would suffice.

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    cutty

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

  • better not sell Becchio, the new ones look a bit injury prone ! only joking I hope..

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

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