Norwich will have to do without Mario Vrancic for the next three weeks, after it was revealed on Tuesday the midfielder sustained ankle ligament damage during the 3-0 victory against Ipswich Town. 

Kicked from almost the first whistle by the Canaries’ East Anglian rivals, it was feared that the Bosnian had been struck down with a serious injury, so it may come as a relief to some fans that no surgery will be required. 

A critical part of recent successes however, the 29-year-old has repeatedly shown his class at the heart of the Yellows’ midfield. 

Vrancic could miss matches against Preston, Bolton, Bristol City, Millwall, and Swansea.

If three weeks is indeed accurate, the veteran could be in line to return against Hull in early March. 

In the meantime, Alexander Tettey is in line to receive more minutes in the former Darmstadt man’s absence. 

How many of those five matches without Vrancic - Preston, Bolton, Bristol City, Millwall, and Swansea - will Norwich win?