Date: 18th October 2019 at 1:46pm
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Daniel Farke has delivered a positive injury update ahead of City’s trip to Bournemouth on Saturday.

The list of injuries has been bordering on apocalyptic in recent weeks but finally there’s good news.

Tim Krul is back and available as are Kenny McLean, Todd Cantwell, Sam Byram, Alex Tettey, Tom Trybull and Onel Hernandez.

Mario Vrancic has also returned to training but due to the length of time he’s been out, he’s not ready just yet.

The injury situation is much better. Tim Krul will play tomorrow. Fahrmann isn’t too far away, so there’s hope for Man United. 

“Kenny McLean and Todd Cantwell are available. Max Aarons returned without any problems. Sam Byram’s ankle problems are sorted so he’s available. Alex Tettey is back and available, so is Tom Trybull. Also available is Onel Hernandez.”

Ben Godfrey has also recovered from the hernia surgery that he had during the international break.

Godfrey’s problems are sorted and he’s back in training so available for tomorrow. It’s good that it’s done because it’s out of his head now.”

When we have all our players fully fit we are competitive at this level, even though we are the underdog in every game because we’re a newly promoted side that didn’t spend lots of money.

“We’re probably favourites for position 20 in the league, but we won’t accept that.”

Farke also spoke about his defensive options, explaining that although Jamal Lewis is available, Grant Hanley has had groin surgery and Christoph Zimmermann is not going to be back until January, despite press reports to the contrary.

There’s no chance for Zimmermann in the short term. We expect him to be back in January. The first step is to finish his rehab then come back into team training.

“No chance for Grant Hanley. He had groin surgery a few days ago so he will be out for 7-8 weeks and will be back in December.“
As Daniel says, when all our players are fit then Norwich City are competitive at this level. Fingers crossed that we can keep them that way.
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