Ruddy facing three months on Norwich sidelines

The Canaries goalkeeper was forced off with a thigh problem in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Everton at Goodison Park and his club have confirmed that he will be out until the New Year
Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy is facing up to three months on the sidelines after picking up a thigh injury in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Everton.

The 26-year-old was forced off shortly before the full-time whistle at Goodison Park and the Canaries revealed the extent of the injury on Twitter prior to Wednesday's match against Southampton.

"City can confirm 'keeper @Johnruddy86 has a thigh injury which is being assessed, but he could be out for approximately 3 months," the club Tweeted.

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Ruddy has been in impressive form since City's promotion to the top flight and is now a regular in Roy Hodgson's England squad after making his Three Lions debut against Italy in August.

Mark Bunn was named as his replacement in the match against Nigel Adkins' side at St. Mary's Stadium and Ruddy wrote on Twitter: "Just to update everyone on my injury, unfortunately I have torn my thigh will be having surgery on Saturday and out for up to 3 months."