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Hoolahan blow stuns Canaries
18 Mar 2009 - 14:18:20
Norwich City's survival hopes have been rocked by the news that Wes Hoolahan will miss the rest of the season with ankle ligament damage.
The Republic of Ireland international was injured in the first half of Saturday's 1-0 win over Plymouth Argyle at Carrow Road.
Scans have confirmed ligament damage and the winger will now require several weeks on the sidelines.
"It's a devastating blow in our current situation," manager Bryan Gunn told the club's official website with the Canaries currently 21st in the Championship table.
"Wes has been a big player in recent weeks and losing him for one game would have been bad enough, never mind the remaining games of the season.
"But we have to remain positive and this is now an opportunity for one of a number of players who've been waiting for their chance on the sidelines to get in to the action in the crucial games ahead."