Yobo has a calf injury.Norwich City will Sunday continue their battle against relegation in the English Premier League when they play host to Liverpool at the Carrow Road.
The Canneries will, however, be doing so without the help of Super Eagles skipper, Joseph Yobo, who remains sidelined with a calf injury.
Yobo last featured for Norwich on April 5 when they lost 0-1 at home to West Brom. And while it was earlier believed that the central defender should be back in time for the Liverpool game, that no longer is the case as explained by caretaker coach Neil Adams.
“Joseph’s had a scan on his calf, and it will be a week or maybe two weeks before he comes back, we don’t know. The sooner the better but he had the scan two or three days ago and he’s one we’ve got to manage.” Coach Adams told Norwich City’s official website.
Aside Yobo, another key player for Norwich, Elliott Bennett, has also been ruled out of the Liverpool clash.
On Bennett’s case, Adams told the club website: “Obviously we know the serious injury that he (Bennett) had. He’s played two and a half games so he’s probably ready to be back involved with the squad, but you’ve got to be careful with such a long-term injury. You don’t want to force someone back early and then regret it.”
Yobo, despite his injury setback, is keen at making the Super Eagles squad to the Brazil 2014 World Cup.
It is not certain if Keshi will include the Super Eagles captain in his provisional World Cup list to be released next week, as he has been out of the squad sine the Nations Cup victory in South Africa last year. Vincent Enyeama has deputized as captain since then.
The 33-year old defender is currently on loan from Fenerbahce of Turkey to Norwich. But he has hinted that that he would fancy a permanent move especially if Norwich City escapes relegation.