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Josh Sargent remains sidelined with ankle injury

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Norwich City is continuing to fight for English Premier League survival this season, but will have to do so without American striker Josh Sargent for the time being.

Sargent is set to miss this weekend’s clash with Burnley due to an ongoing ankle injury, Canaries manager Dean Smith confirmed earlier this week. The U.S. men’s national team forward missed last weekend’s scoreless draw with Brighton & Hove Albion and isn’t expected to play a role on Sunday at Carrow Road.

“Sarge is going to have to stay in a boot for the next 10 days. It looks like such an innocuous thing that he did,” Smith said on Monday.

Sargent is one of a handful Norwich City first team players on the sidelines through injury, giving Smith little to work with as the club tries to move out of the last place in the league table.

Adam Idah (knee), Andrew Omobamidele (back) and Ozan Kabak (hamstring) have all been ruled out for the remainder of the season, Smith confirmed Friday. Sargent, 22, has scored two league goals in his debut Premier League campaign, but has found it tough to deliver on a consistent basis for the relegation-threatened side.

Sargent has totaled more than 1,500 minutes of action in league play this season, mainly featuring as a winger in Smith’s formation. His absence would be a key loss for Norwich City, which sits seven points from safety with eight matches left to play.

The Canaries still have to face Manchester United, Tottenham, and West Ham United over the next few weeks and will need all options in their attacking front to remain a Premier League side for next season.

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