Norwich City boss Dean Smith has revealed loanee Billy Gilmour has gone back to parent club Chelsea.
Gilmour is to have an ankle injury assessment but Smith does not expect the midfielder’s season-long loan spell to be cut short.
The Scotland international has been a regular under the Canaries boss since he replaced Daniel Farke in November but was not involved in Sunday’s FA Cup success over Charlton.
“He has gone back to Chelsea today for them to assess it but hopefully he will be back for his treatment and rehab over the next few days.”
Asked if Gilmour’s loan could be ended early, Smith insisted: “No, I don’t believe so. I don’t think the injury is significant enough for that.
“I believe it is an injury where he will be assessed by Chelsea and then sent back to us. Hopefully in the next three weeks he is back playing.”