Date: 3rd October 2019 at 5:47pm
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Jamal Lewis’ elbow has been on many a City fan’s mind since we saw him go over and land awkwardly against Crystal Palace.

Despite completing the match, Daniel Farke explained after the match that the initial fear was that Lewis had fractured his elbow.

An elbow, being a moveable joint is not something that you can just put a cast on and carry on playing, like say, a forearm but the good news is that Lewis doesn’t have a fracture.

There’s been nothing from the club yet, we’ll have to wait until Friday’s Colney presser for that, but Northern Ireland manager, Michael O’Neill has given an update on Lewis’ condition.

Jamal has been included in O’Neill’s latest Northern Ireland squad along with Michael McGovern and O’Neill has been talking to the media as reported by The Birmingham Mail.

“My understanding is that the X-ray and the scan didn’t show any fracture,” said O’Neill.

“There is ligament damage there and I think it just a case of how you can protect the elbow and manage to play and we will see how things develop for him this week and at Norwich as well.

“We have until next Thursday so there is obviously a little bit longer of a healing process so having spoken to him during the week he is optimistic as obviously we have to be as well because he has been such a significant player for us and a very difficult player for us to replace if he wasn’t available.”

Difficult to replace for Norwich City too. If Lewis doesn’t make it then there is specialist cover in the form of Philip Heise, with Marco Stiepermann and Sam Byram also able to provide cover at left back.

Keep everything crossed.

OTBC

 
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