Championship leaders Norwich City have been dealt a double injury blow, following the news that Ben Gibson and Przemyslaw Placheta will both be ruled out for around two weeks respectively after picking up muscle strains.
Both players are new signings at Carrow Road, having signed for the Canaries from Burnley and Slask Wroclaw over the summer, thus supplementing Daniel Farke’s existing squad as they seek to achieve promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
Gibson and Placheta have both played big roles in their side’s run to the top of the league standings but now seem set to face spells on the sidelines.
Speaking during his press conference earlier today, Farke had this to say on the fitness of the duo:
🗣 DF: Ben Gibson will be out for this game, he has problems with his calf and will be out for 2 weeks.
— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) December 8, 2020
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Since arriving at Carrow Road, Gibson has played a part in 12 league games for his new side, whilst Placheta has been afforded 14 Championship outings.
This double blow couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Canaries, with Farke and his side currently preparing for tomorrow night’s game against Nottingham Forest on home turf, this is sure to change his plans.
Gibson has been like a player reborn since joining on loan from Burnley and will certainly be missed over the next few weeks.
Whilst Placheta was slowly showing that he can hack it at this level out on the left wing – with this setback also set to stunt his progress.
Despite the prospect of going into the game without these two players at their service, I still believe Norwich will have far too much quality for a Forest side who have now gone five games without a victory in the league.