Alex Pritchard and Timm Klose will both miss the season’s opening weeks as a result of injuries picked up in the friendly game at Cambridge last Saturday the club have announced
Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Daniel Farke told the assembled journalists: ‘With Timm, it’s a muscle injury and he will be out for at least five weeks.
‘After five weeks he can probably return to team training then it will last a few more days before he’s fit for a game. We will do without him for the first games of the season.
‘There is a break because of the international squads which will help a little bit. Until then I don’t expect him in our starting eleven.
‘With Alex it is ankle ligament damage and we have to wait a little bit. The first diagnosis is not so good and we will have other meetings with the doctor.
‘He will be out for at least six weeks, perhaps a little more time. It’s not good news, especially because they were injuries because of fouls in a friendly game.
‘We have to accept it. It’s football and we have to deal with injuries.’
Ligament damage suggests a lengthy spell on the sidelines, I’d say. It seems highly unlikely that we will not see Alex Pritchard until late September or early October. That is a blow but at least we have Wes Hoolahan and James Maddison to fill in until Pritchard is fit again.
Yes, we have cover in that position but it’s just a shame that arguably out best player in the position is the one that gets injured.
Fingers crossed that neither Timm or Alex suffer any setbacks in their recovery because they will be big players for Norwich this season.