Aarons moves to quell Canaries injury fears

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Norwich defender Max Aarons has played down the significance of the injury which forced him off the field in the England Under-21's win over Kosovo.

The Canaries have had rotten luck with injuries to key defenders in the first month of the season with Timm Klose ruled out for several months with a knee issue suffered in the League Cup loss at Crawley.

Christoph Zimmerman also looks set for a spell on the sidelines after damaging ligaments in his foot in the 2-0 loss at West Ham United before the international break.

With Tom Trybull, Grant Hanley and Onel Hernandez also in the treatment room, it looked like the injury curse had struck again on Monday when Aaron went down during England’s 2-0 win over Kosovo in the European Under-21 Championship qualifier.

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The 19-year-old had to be helped down the tunnel by medical staff with what appeared to be a knee injury and was later spotted leaving Hull City’s KCOM Stadium on crutches with a protective boot on his left leg.

The right-back, who was named man of the match in the Young Lions triumph, was quick to talk down the significance of the issue and is hopeful he won’t be forced to miss any game time for Norwich.

“It is just precautionary. I have the crutches out as well but let’s see in the morning,” he said.

“I thought initially when I made the tackle it was my left knee and there was a lot of pain but by the time I got back to the changing room and then had a shower it felt a lot better.

“The physios have had a look and it is the left ankle area so that is why I have got the boot on.”

Norwich coach Daniel Farke will hope the medical assessment by his staff doesn’t throw up any major issues for Aarons, who has played every minute of the Canaries’ top-flight campaign this season.

Farke will need all the defensive help he can get this weekend when champions Manchester City are the visitors

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