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.