Xavi Quintilla has returned to Spain to resolve his current hip problem, but Daniel Farke insists it’s too early to say if the Canary Islands are looking for any other solution in the January broadcast window.
Quintilla is now back with the parents’ club Villarreal after loaning the last seven championship games of his planned season.
But with Jacob Sorensen as deputy on the left, Farke knows that this is a situation that cannot go on.
« He’s with the doctors in his mother club. We initially decided that he was a Villarreal player and that these medics had been working with him for years, ”said Farke. “You need to take a look and if you can find the solution we can move on.
« It’s still a little unpredictable when he comes back. We are aware of this issue and I mentioned that we have to think about doing some work in January on the left and in the center back.
« But we have eight games in December and one in early January. Let’s see how the situation is then. Maybe Xavi is back, maybe not all central defenders are fit.
« At this point it would be a little too early to play too much football before we make a decision. ”
Max Aarons of Norwich leaves the game due to an injury during the Sky Bet Championship game on Carrow Road in Norwich
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Farke avoided a similar problem on the opposite side for his weekday visit to Luton Town after the « tough guy » Max Aarons took a stand against his old club.
Aarons hobbled with a shin problem from the weekend draw against Coventry City but is available to return on Wednesday.
Farke had missed 12 high-profile stars, including banned Emi Buendia, for the Sky Blues draw, but the city’s head coach confirmed Tuesday that many of his key men will be back for the festive swing.
« It doesn’t make much of a difference to Luton, but having players back sooner rather than later is encouraging, » said Farke. “You can never guarantee new injuries, but we are optimistic. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
« Max is fine and this is probably the best news I can deliver. We had some fears for him, but it was just heavy contact with his shin.
« He had a little trouble on Saturday night and Sunday. He was much better on Monday and it’s more or less improving by the hour. We’re not expecting a setback so he’s ready to go. I can always rely on Max.
« He was 100% on our first team in an intense role, a crucial role in our attack. I was a little scared because it didn’t look that great, but he’s a tough guy.
“My feeling is that our most difficult situation was the Coventry game and it can improve from here. We should have more options from here.
« We will try to get some results and then if all the key players are available we will be in a solid position to move on. ”
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