The latest squad news from ColneyALEX Tettey has been ruled out of Sunday's game against Arsenal with the thigh injury that prevented him featuring in the 1-0 defeat at Chelsea.
Speaking to Norwich City TV on Thursday, City boss Alex Neil revealed his hope, however, that the Norwegian midfielder will return sooner rather than later.
"I don't think Alex will be quite ready. He's got a slight tear on his thigh, so it's about getting it healed as quickly as we can and get his rehab done," Neil explained.
"We want him back as soon as possible, and we don't think it will be too long, but this weekend will come too quickly for him."
Neil confirmed that captain Russell Martin will return to the fray after personal issues kept him out of contention at Stamford Bridge.
He added: "Russell had some domestic things to deal with, and he will come back into the squad."
Matt Jarvis is the only other injury absentee for the Canaries. The winger is still recovering from the knee problem he sustained in the 2-1 loss at Manchester City in October.