Norwich Metropolis supervisor Daniel Farke confirmed that Josh Sargent suffered a hamstring damage however he stays hopeful the ahead will be capable to make a swift return.
The USMNT star suffered the damage whereas on worldwide obligation and he sat out the Canaries’ 1-0 defeat towards Arsenal on Matchday 4.
Nonetheless, Farke says the damage just isn’t too severe and he might be again in motion sooner reasonably than later.
Sargent featured in all three of the USMNT’s World Cup qualifiers through the worldwide break, with Gregg Berhalter’s U.S. aspect travelling to El Salvador and Honduras both aspect of a house conflict with Canada.
Talking after Norwich’s defeat at Emirates Stadium, Farke mentioned the damage was solely found when the 21-year-old had reported again to the membership’s coaching floor.
“He performs within the early hours of Thursday, then arrives after an 11-hour flight from Honduras again to London, so he has jet lag and never a lot sleep,” mentioned Farke.
“I might have taken him within the squad, however we scanned him on Friday and there was a low-grade muscle tear in his hamstring.
“Hopefully for the subsequent sport he shall be obtainable, as a result of he’s already a key participant for us and necessary for the group. We hope the damage settles within the subsequent few days after which he can prepare.”
Sargent’s time at Norwich thus far
This damage has come at a irritating time for Sargent as he seems to ascertain himself at Norwich following his $12 million summer time transfer on Aug. 9 from German aspect Werder Bremen, which was relegated final season.
The 21-year-old had featured in all of Norwich’s video games previous to the worldwide break, scoring twice in his solely begin towards Bournemouth within the Carabao Cup.
That is still the Canaries’ solely victory of the season thus far, with the membership shedding all 4 Premier League matches and scoring simply as soon as. Nonetheless, three of these 4 matches got here towards opposition that completed in final season’s prime six, together with champions Manchester Metropolis.
The shedding streak makes the subsequent match a must-win within the struggle for Premier League survival: Norwich Metropolis hosts one other newly-promoted aspect Watford at Carrow Highway on Saturday.