Andre Wisdom
Wisdom's season over after injury suffered in Sunderland defeat. Getty

Norwich City defender Andre Wisdom has returned to Liverpool after picking up a knee injury that rules him out for the rest of the Canaries' relegation battle.

Wisdom, 22, is back at his parent club to undergo treatment on a knee injury suffered in the closing stages of the 3-0 defeat to Sunderland, and will not be available for the final four games of the season against Arsenal, Manchester United, Watford and Everton.

"Andre is out for the remainder of the season," Norwich boss Alex Neil told the club's YouTube channel. "He is away back to Liverpool now. He was a loan player, so there is no point in him hanging about here, he needs to go start his rehab there [at Liverpool]."

There was better news elsewhere for Neil, with captain Russell Martin in line for a return. The 30-year-old missed last week's defeat to their relegation rivals with a virus, but is in contention to make his return at the Emirates.

Elsewhere Timm Klose, who has impressed in the Canaries backline since his £7m (£10.2m) arrival in January, has not played since the 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace on 9 April having also picked up a knee injury.

Klose posted a photo of himself back on the treadmill at Norwich's Colney training centre on 26 April, along with the message: "On my way." Neil explained, however, it is unlikely fans will see the Switzerland international before the end of the season.

"His knee isn't going to be right between now and the end of the season. We need to come to terms with that and move on. It gives somebody else a chance to come in."

Norwich currently sit in 18<sup>th place, behind Sunderland on goal difference. Both clubs have a game in hand on other relegation candidate Newcastle United, who sit 19<sup>th on 30 points having played 35 games.