Norwich midfielder Snodgrass released from hospital
Wednesday 30 October 2013
Norwich City midfielder Robert Snodgrass has been released from hospital, having been knocked unconscious during his side's 4-0 defeat to Manchester United in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night, BBC Sport has reported.
The Scotland international was involved in a collision with Red Devils defender Rafael, and suffered a blow to his eye socket, which he was treated for on the pitch for eight minutes. However, the 26-year-old was given the all clear on Tuesday evening to leave the Manchester hospital and return to Norfolk.
The medical team at Carrow Road will assess the fitness of the former Leeds man ahead of their trip to the Etihad Stadium to take on Manchester City. Manager Chris Hughton said: “He was out for a period of time. It is very much concussion. By the time he was on his way out he was awake and aware of what was happening around him.”
Snodgrass has been an integral part of Hughton's plans this season, starting all but one of his side's league fixtures this term before being stretchered off in the League Cup tie after 65 minutes.
The Canaries suffered another injury blow when summer signing Nathan Redmond limped off with a hip injury at Old Trafford. “Nathan felt a muscle just above his hip. It was quite painful at that stage,” Hughton said.
“It meant two wide players off in one game. We made some changes for the game and having lost two players I think it has turned out a good decision that we did.”
Despite having spent heavily during the summer Norwich have made a slow start to the campaign and lie in the relegation zone on eight points, having only scored six goals. They face a stern test at the weekend to turn around their form as they face Manchester City at the Etihad.
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