Last Updated: Mon, 26 Nov 2012 13:06
Norwich boss Chris Hughton has revealed keeper John Ruddy is a doubt for Wednesday's trip to Southampton with a thigh injury.
Ruddy limped off in the last 10 minutes of Norwich's draw with Everton at the weekend and is now a doubt for the midweek trip to St Mary's.
The England international was replaced by Mark Bunn at Goodison Park and Bunn will continue to deputise on Wednesday if Ruddy is deemed unavailable.
However, Hughton remains optimistic the 26-year-old will recover in time for the trip to Southampton.
"I don't think it's too bad," Hughton told BBC Radio Norfolk.
"At that stage in the game if he can't kick the ball the last thing we need is for him to make a mistake."
He added: "We'll assess that one to see how he is."
Ruddy, who has been one of the stars of Norwich's season to date, had been considered a doubt for the trip to Everton with a knee complaint.
The 26-year-old has conceded just two goals in his last six appearances and managed to keep clean sheets in the recent wins over title chasers Manchester United and top four hopefuls Arsenal, with Reading and Stoke also unable to find the net against the Canaries in November.
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