On-loan Tottenham midfielder Oliver Skipp has had surgery to repair a fractured metatarsal after injury late on during Norwich’s 4-1 win over Reading on Saturday.
The academy graduate will not play for the Canaries again this season, and will undergo a period of recovery before returning to White Hart Lane for pre-season.
Skipp sustained the injury late on during the 4-1 win against Reading on the weekend – a game which secured Norwich the Championship title.
The England Under-21 international has been an ever-present in Daniel Farke’s promotion-winning side, making 47 appearances in all competitions this term.
“Oliver has been tremendous for us this season and words can’t explain how grateful we all are for his contribution,” Norwich Sporting Director Stuart Webber said on Tuesday.
“We must also thank Steve Hitchen and Daniel Levy at Tottenham for allowing us to develop not only a top player, but a top person.
“It goes without saying, we’d of course love to work with Oliver again in the future, but either way he will be remembered at this club for a long time.”
Skipp has an excellent chance of staking a claim in the Tottenham first team next season if he can impress whoever becomes the next manager.
Former Spurs boss Jose Mourinho tipped him as a future captain of Tottenham, and the club have been impressed with his development at Norwich this season. However, he is said to be keeping an open mind on his next step after a senior breakthrough season under Daniel Farke.
“I have spoken how much I value Oliver (Skipp),” said the Norwich boss.
“He was a key man in our success during the season. He was fantastic. But we also fully accept that he’s a Tottenham player and it’s not in our hands.
“But as you can imagine, I rate him and he’s a fantastic player and of course I would like to work further on together.”