Last Updated: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:16
Chris Hughton has confirmed that Norwich striker Grant Holt is not facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a back injury.
The influential Canaries' forward was forced to sit out Saturday's 0-0 draw against Fulham at Carrow Road after waking up with the problem on the morning of the game.
And, while there were initial fears that Holt could be facing time on the sidelines, Hughton has now revealed that his absence will be 'short term' and he could be back to fight it out with new boy Luciano Becchio for a starting place in their next Premier League game against Everton on February 23.
"He literally just got up and felt it. It was a fair blow to us. Of course these things happen in football and you have to be prepared and you have to be adaptable enough," he told the Eastern Daily Press.
"That is why we have competition and that is why the players train like we do. There have been circumstances before when physios are able to release the spasm so we couldn't rule him out when we knew in the morning.
"In the end it was quite obvious he wasn't going to be any good for us. It is a spasm so it is going to be very short term for us."
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