Bristol City v Norwich City injury news - as two doubts and seven ruled out

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Latest injury news ahead of Bristol City v Norwich City in the EFL Carabao Cup.

Bristol City and Norwich City are both fretting over injuries that Andi Weimann and Josh Sargent picked in their matches on Friday and Saturday.

Both sides were in action over the weekend with the Robins drawing 1-1 with Hull City on Friday night, before the Canaries thrashed Huddersfield Town a day later. Nigel Pearson reported that Andi Weimann picked up a recurrence of his heel injury he has been contending with for the last month. Meanwhile Norwich are likely to be without American forward Sargent for their trip to Ashton Gate.

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The 23-year-old is said to have suffered a 'serious ankle injury' according to his manager David Wagner, after he limped off following a clash with Lee Nicholls which saw him open the scoring. Sargent is to undergo a scan, and now they will assess the severity of his injury, but he is unlikely to be a part of the travelling contingent heading to the West Country on Tuesday night.

Jacob Sorensen, Borja Sainz and Jonathan Tomkinson are all ruled out for Norwich, but could return after the international break. Lungi visited a specialist earlier this month, meanwhile Sains and Tomkinson will be targeting a return to training next week.

As for the hosts, Ross McCrorie remains sidelined for an unspecified period as result of a bacterial infection. The 25-year-old was dealt a blow in pre-season, and has yet to make his debut. His prolonged absence has meant the club have had to sign Taylor Gardner-Hickman in the mean time to cover for him.

He is one of four players confirmed to be out for the forseeable future with Tommy Conway sidelined for up to two months with a hamstring injury. Ayman Benarous is recovering from an undisclosed minor injury having battled back from two consecutive ACL injuries, but Rob Atkinson is still recovering from his, having been stretchered off against Sunderland back in February.

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Bristol City’s under-21’s featured several fringe players such as Jamie Knight-Lebel, Raphael Araoye, Callum Wood, Omar Taylor Clarke, and Marlee Francois. Their status remains to be seen with some potentially facing two games in two days should they be listed amongst the nine-man substitutes bench that can be na

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