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'NO PROBLEMS' FROM RUSSELL MARTIN HERNIA SURGERY

9 June 2014

Club captain's hernia procedure not expected to impact pre-season

RUSSELL Martin has undergone a minor hernia operation, confirmed Norwich City manager Neil Adams.

The Canaries’ Club Captain, who made 35 appearances in all competitions last season, went through a surgical procedure that should not disrupt his schedule too heavily ahead of the players’ return to training at the end of June.

“One or two players have been in doing extras – Elliott Bennett, and Russell has just had a little hernia operation,” said Adams.

“It was one where, did we leave him? It wasn’t impeding him too much. He wasn’t in too much pain, but we decided to do it really early and you’re talking two weeks after the operation now, so he’s got plenty of time.

“He’s back on the treadmills so it’s no problem at all for him.”

City’s boss also commented on the fitness of Martin Olsson, with the medical team yet to decide whether an operation on the Sweden international’s shoulder is the best solution for the small problem that he carried through last season.

“He played through the season with it and it wasn’t an absolutely essential operation. It’s one to sit down with the physios and decide, because that would be a longer term one,” he added.

“As we saw through the season he had problems with it, but he could pop it back in and he was ready to go again.”

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