Ricky van Wolfswinkel avoids lengthy spell on touchline with knee injury

Norwich striker Ricky Van Wolfswinkel in action against Real Sociedad on August 6, 2013
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Norwich City striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel avoids a lengthy absence from the pitch with a knee injury that was feared may be worse.

Norwich City striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel has avoided a lengthy spell on the sidelines after a he picked up a training ground injury last week.

The 25-year-old missed the club's pre-season tour due to the injury that occurred after a collision with goalkeeper Declan Rudd in training.

"Thankfully there was no cartilage damage. It was bone bruising and a slight strain in his calf," Norwich boss Neil Adams told BBC Radio Norfolk.

"We've been told 10 days to two weeks for Ricky."

The Canaries signed van Wolfswinkel last summer as the club's record signing for around £8.5m.

Norwich were relegated from the Premier League last season after recording just 33 points, van Wolfswinkel scored just one goal for the club.

Gary Hooper of Norwich City celebrates as he scores their first goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and West Ham on November 9, 2013
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