Knee injury "not serious" claims City's Lambert

The knee injury sustained by Norwich City defender Herkel Skrtel in yesterday's League match against Swansea has been deemed “not serious.”

The 23-year-old Slovakia international was given oxygen before leaving the field on a stretcher during Norwich City’s 3-2 win over Swansea after a difficult fall on the edge of the Canaries' penalty area.

A scan yesterday evening revealed minor damage to the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. A specialist assessed the extent of the injury and was unsure of the timescales involved in Skrtel returning to the squad.

However, a press conference was called today at which Norwich City manager Paul Lambert ruled the knee “perfectly functional”.

Norwich City Manager Paul Lambert

The club physiotherapist held up the joint, stripped of skin and muscle, to display its lateral and flexion movement, and declared it “completely serviceable.”

Skrtel's knee cap

Skrtel, who died late last night after an adverse reaction to pain medication, is survived by his family.