Norwich City forward Borja Sainz to miss first three months of season with ankle ligament injury
Norwich City forward Borja Sainz will miss the first three months of the season after suffering an ankle ligament injury
Sainz joined the club earlier this month from Turkish club Giresunspor, but will now be out until October as he recovers from the ankle issue.
Norwich head coach David Wagner confirmed that the Spaniard will spend a spell on the sidelines and vowed to support the 22-year-old as he begins his recovery period.
He said: “Unfortunately it is a serious one. In the second session yesterday (Friday) he conceded a serious ligament injury in his ankle. He will be out until October. The first serious injury of his career.
“It is a blow for all of us. Especially for him. He was very sad and we support him as good as we can. He really impressed in the first two days of training. Now we have to take it on the chin, work with it, and make sure we can support him to come back as strong as he can.
“For him, this is his first serious injury and so he is a little nervous about how to deal with it but I have more than enough trust in our medical department they know how to deal with it, and make the right decisions.”
Norwich begin their Championship season against Hull City on August 5.
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