NORWICH have been given a boost with the news defender Christoph Zimmermann is set to return earlier than expected.
The Carrow Road club are in the middle of an injury disaster with 11 players currently on the treatment table.
1 German centre-back Christoph Zimmermann could return from his ankle injury two months ahead of scheduleCredit: Getty – Contributor
Zimmermann, 26, had been ruled out until at least January with what was initially a career-threatening ankle injury sustained in September.
But the German has responded well to treatment and could even be back in light training soon and return in November.
Norwich are in desperate need for better injury news after an astonishing run of luck which has hit their hopes of staying in the Premier League.
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Keepers Tim Krul and Ralf Fahrmann are crocked along with defenders Tim Klose, Grant Hanley, Ben Godfrey and Jamal Lewis and midfielders Tom Trybull, Mario Vrancic Alex Tettey and Onel Hernandez,
Some could return for the trip to Bournemouth on Saturday week but most are still struggling, including Klose who is out for the season with a knee problem.
But due to that problem in the middle of defence, Norwich are certain to sign a centre-back when the transfer window reopens in January.
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Winger Hernandez has been out all season after picking up an injury while falling down the stairs at home but is returning to training.
And after picking up just six points from their first eight games since returning to the top flight, Canaries manager Daniel Farke needs more options quickly.
Saturday's 5-1 home loss to fellow strugglers Aston Villa left Norwich third bottom.