Sorry for Dejan
You can usually tell when a player sustains a bad injury, and that was what it felt like on Saturday.
With the way he fell and the subsequent time it took anyone at Carrow Road to indicate how bad the injury might be, it seemed likely Dejan Stefanovic’s knee injury would be a serious one.
And at 34, you hope it is one he will be able to come back from.
As it is, it leaves Norwich with one of their classier players missing for the rest of what it proving to be a familiarly progressing campaign.
I trekked down to the Castle Mall this evening to have a chat with Elliott Omozusi (his manager is yet to get his name right, preferring Omozusu, which always raises a smile), as he and Matty Pattison prepared to switch on the Mall's Christmas lights.
Trying to interview someone with the sound of nuclear explosions going on in the background is no easy task.
As it was, Omozusi was a good talker and a nice bloke – although I’m sure he’ll be hoping Gary Doherty and John Kennedy stay fit (and at Carrow Road, in the latter’s case) so he can concentrate on fighting for a place at right-back.
For Dejan, it will be a long road back – probably around 10 months. As a City fan I hope he makes a quick recovery and wish him all the best.
Norwich will certainly miss him over the course of this season.
posted on 13 November 2008 21:07 byMichael Bailey - Sportsdesk