Norwich City manager Daniel Farke has confirmed Josh Sargent suffered a hamstring injury but he is hopeful the forward can make a quick comeback.
The USMNT star suffered an injury while on international duty and missed the Canaries’ 1-0 loss to Arsenal on Matchday 4.
However, Farke says the injury is not too serious and he could be back in action sooner rather than later.
Sargent made all three USMNT World Cup qualifiers during the international break, with Gregg Berhalter’s US side traveling to El Salvador and Honduras on either side of a home clash with Canada.
Speaking after Norwich’s defeat at the Emirates Stadium, Farke said the injury was only discovered when the 21-year-old returned to the club’s training ground.
“He plays in the early hours of Thursday and then arrives after an 11 hour flight from Honduras to London, so he has jet lag and little sleep,” Farke said.
“I would have taken him on the team, but we scanned him on Friday and there was a low grade muscle tear in his hamstrings.
“I hope he will be available for the next game, because he is already a key player for us and important for the squad. We hope that the injury will set in in the next few days and that he can then train. . “
Sargent’s time in Norwich so far
The injury came at a frustrating time for Sargent as he seeks to settle in Norwich following his August 9 million summer transfer on August 9 from German side Werder Bremen, who were relegated last season.
The 21-year-old had appeared in every Norwich game before the international break, scoring twice in his only start against Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup.
It remains the Canaries’ only win of the season so far, with the club having lost all four Premier League games and only scored once. However, three of those four matches came against opponents who finished in the top six last season, including champions Manchester City.
The losing streak makes the next game a staple in the Premier League’s fight for survival: Norwich City welcome another newly promoted side Watford to Carrow Road on Saturday.