11:00 30th October 2013
by Norwich City Football Club
Winger released from hospital last night after concussion
The Club can confirm this morning that Robert Snodgrass was released from hospital late last night and will travel back to Norwich today.
City’s winger suffered concussion after a nasty collision with Rafael da Silva in yesterday’s 4-0 Capital One Cup defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Snodgrass received treatment for nearly 10 minutes from both Norwich City and United’s medical staff after the knock to his eye socket, and was taken straight to hospital for precautionary checks.
Chris Hughton added that the Scotland international will continue to be assessed over the coming days with regards to being available for selection for Saturday’s Premier League trip to Manchester City.
Nathan Redmond was also substituted with a hip muscle problem, and City’s boss recognised the challenges he now faces with a few injuries in the squad.
“We have a tight squad as it is and we need to make sure as many as possible are ok for the weekend, because of course we lost Alex Tettey in the last game too.
“Unfortunately for us we’ve picked up a few injuries this week, but it’s one we’ve got to work around.”
On the nature of the defeat, Hughton reflected: “In the first half there were some good bits and some bad bits, but we gave the ball away a bit too cheaply.
“If we would have gone in at half-time at 0-0, we would have been lifted by the score-line and that should have been the case because we had a penalty given against us that was never a penalty.
“That gave Manchester United a lift, and then it’s the second goal that really hurt us. At 2-0 it becomes tougher, and they just showed how clinical they are.”