Clarets Defender Out For Rest Of Season

Ben Gibson Out For The Season Due to Ankle Injury

Clarets on-loan defender Ben Gibson expects to be back at Carrow Road next season: “I’ve loved every second of my time here and I have no doubt the boys will bring it over the line and I’m sure I’ll be back for pre-season.” said Ben Gibson.

PA - Norwich City defender Ben Gibson is stretchered off the pitch after suffering an ankle injury in the 1-1 draw with Blackburn

Norwich City defender Ben Gibson will miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury and is set to undergo surgery, the Sky Bet Championship leaders have confirmed. Gibson, who is on loan from Burnley, suffered the problem and had to be stretchered off in the closing stages of the 1-1 draw against Blackburn Rovers last Saturday,.

The central defender was forced from the field of play in the 83rd minute of City’s recent Sky Bet Championship draw against Blackburn Rovers at Carrow Road. Subsequent scans and a consultation with an independent specialist have since revealed damage to the ligaments in his right ankle.

Following specialist advice, the 28-year-old will have an operation. The issue is not expected to impact on Gibson’s loan deal becoming a permanent transfer in the summer, should the Canaries go on to secure promotion back to the Premier League.

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