‘Horrendous scene’ – Boss feared for Spurs midfielder’s career after horror tackle

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Norwich City manager Daniel Farke has admitted that he thought Oliver Skipp’s career might be over after the Spurs loanee was on the receiving end of a horror challenge in the Canaries’ 2-1 victory over Rotherham on Saturday.

Farke’s side have not had the best of starts to their campaign after managing to win just two of their opening five Championship matches.

Skipp has certainly hit the ground running at Carrow Road, having established himself as a regular in the side and even being voted Norwich’s Player of the Month for September.

The midfielder once again put in a fine display on Saturday as Norwich earned a hard-fought three points at the New York Stadium.

However, things could have turned out far worse for Skipp after he was on the receiving of a two-footed lunge from Rotherham defender Angus MacDonald, who received a straight red for the offence.

Farke admitted that he is pleased that the 20-year-old came away from the challenge unscathed and insisted things could have been a lot worse.

Speaking to Eastern Daily Press, Farke said: “It was a horrendous scene. I feared it was the end of Olly Skipp’s loan spell. Perhaps the end of his career.

“If I am honest I was surprised that he could play further on. I am unbelievably grateful that it seems nothing serious has happened.

“There are some stud marks on his legs but Oliver seems to be in a good physical condition. I am just happy that after this scene Olly is able to play football.”

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