London - Norwich City
goalkeeper John Ruddy has been ruled out for up to three months with a
thigh injury, the England international said on Wednesday.
"Unfortunately I have torn my thigh, will be having surgery on Saturday
and out for up to three months," the 26-year-old said on his official
Ruddy suffered the injury in Saturday's 1-1 draw
at Everton and his absence is a big blow to a Norwich side improving
under manager Chris Hughton.
Ruddy was forced out of England's
2012 squad by injury after earning his first senior call-up. He was
expected to be third-choice goalkeeper at the June tournament but pulled
out after breaking a finger in training.
He did make his
international debut as a half-time substitute in England's 2-1 friendly
victory over Italy in Berne in August, his only cap to date.