Norwich City news

Gary Hooper boost for Norwich

August 12, 2013
By ESPN staff

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton has said scans have shown striker Gary Hooper has avoided serious injury.

Gary Hooper
GettyImagesGary Hooper had to be stretchered off during the victory over Panathinaikos.

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Hooper, who arrived from Celtic this summer, had to be stretchered off during the 2-0 victory over Panathinaikos on Saturday but Hughton reported positive news after tests on his knee and shin.

“Both the X-ray and the scan are fine and confirm there is no fracture or any other problem which might indicate a long-term injury,” he told the club’s official website. “There is still some bruising Gary suffered from the knock and he will continue to be monitored and assessed over the days ahead.”

Norwich host Everton in their opening game of the new Premier League season on Saturday.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.

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