Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki has damaged his right ankle ligaments which will see him miss the final day of the season, and potentially the European Championships this summer.
The Finnish striker scored and played the full 90 minutes in Norwich’s 4-1 victory over Reading on Saturday, taking their season’s tally to 96 points as they prepare to go up as champions.
The injury has only come to light since, and although the true extent of the ligament damage is unknown, it is the kind of injury which could see Pukki miss out on Finland’s European Championship campaign next month.
The Norwich striker has put together another superb campaign in the Championship, netting 26 goals which puts him only behind the flying Ivan Toney in the goalscoring charts.
Although a fantastic total, this latest setback will deprive him of the opportunity to turn out against Barnsley on the final day to try and match his previous best haul of 29 goals, set back in 2018-19.
With The Canaries already safely promoted, Pukki’s absence will have little tangible impact on the outcome of their season. However, the news comes just days after 20-year-old Oliver Skipp, the hugely impressive midfielder on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, underwent surgery on a broken metatarsal.
The youngster has appeared in every single Norwich City league game this season, with the recent blow preventing him from completing an ever-present season. It is now the road for recovery for both players, while it means The Canaries will be without two key men as they attempt to round off the season in style this Saturday.