Norwich City have been dealt another injury blow with Louis Thompson and Carlton Morris both set to be out of action for the next 10 weeks.
Daniel Farke shared at his press conference that Thompson and Morris were on the receiving end of a few nasty challenges in their respective Under-23s matches over the past week as both players looked to pick up game time in their return from injury.
Farke said: “Carlton Morris has an ankle ligament injury. He is going to be out for about 10 weeks so it’s a big blow for him. It was a pretty aggressive and nasty tackle he had in the Under-23s game, but this happens sometimes in football.
“We expect him to be back in the middle of April, and if we are being really honest he will probably be out for the rest of the season, as he will need two or three weeks back when he’s able to train.
“It’s bad news for Louis Thompson too, he has a knee injury and will definitely be out for 10 weeks, so more or less the end of the season.
“It’s bad news for us and tragic for the two lads but we have to handle this situation. You could speak about it being lucky in an even unluckier situation right now because it could be even worse.
"It’s the same in life and football, after a setback you have to find your mental strength to come back for an even more important situation.”
Despite this, the boss provided a positive update on players who have been missing in the last few weeks.
“Emi Buendia is okay it was only a dead leg, he came back to team training in the middle of the week," Farke said.
"We still have to play without Timm Klose, today was the first day he was allowed to do some running and I’m looking forward to have him back as soon as possible and perhaps there is a chance for him to be involved in the Ipswich game.
“Two weeks ago we were a bit more concerned, but thankfully he didn’t need surgery but he isn’t available for tomorrow.
“Alex Tettey is also not available, if everything works then he’s able to join us in team training on Tuesday or Wednesday so he could be a topic for Leeds.
“We also hope that some point in the next week Moritz Leitner is able to join us in team training, it’s a bit unpredictable as we have to decide with him day to day, but he isn’t available tomorrow and he also perhaps has a chance for the Leeds game."