Norwich City look set to be without midfielder, Lukas Rupp for the rest of the season.
Talking to the media via video at his usual pre-match press conference, Head Coach Daniel Farke presented the disappointing news about the unlucky German’s injury misfortune.
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Rupp joined the Canaries just over a year ago in the January 2020 transfer window from Hockenheim, for a small reported £500k fee. A player of some class, he was unable to do much to stop his new side going into a tail spin and ultimately, relegation though.
Often played out of position, due to injuries of others, I always had the feeling that he would be a very tidy player and so it turned out at the start of the 2020/21 season when he forged a partnership in central midfield with Oliver Skipp.
He played the first eleven games in all competitions before injury got hold of him. Up to that point, he was playing very, very well, keeping Kenny McLean watching from the bench. After that though he struggled to get back in, being used mainly as a second half sub due to the form of Skipp and McLean and he suffered a hamstring injury in March that due to a reoccurrence looks likely to end his season now.
“Bad news with Lukas Rupp, he has a new hamstring injury. He will miss the next three weeks, it’s doubtful he’ll be involved for the rest of the season.
He’s been struggling during the rehab process. We’ll assess if there are other problems.