Nottingham Forest injury list and expected return dates

Nottingham Forest will be hoping that some of its injured players will be able to return following the international break.

The Reds ended their two-week break with a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace on Saturday. Ryan Yates returned from a hamstring injury at Selhurst Park, while Nicolas Dominguez was well enough to start after being ruled out against Brentford.

 

Serge Aurier, on the other hand, was pulled out at halftime in the capital, and Orel Mangala appeared to be suffering from cramp late on. As the Premier League takes a two-week break, we take a look at Forest’s current injury situation.

Serge Aurier

Injury: Unknown.

What we know: The defender appeared to sustain an injury versus Palace in the first half. He received some treatment on the field and continued until halftime, when he was replaced by Gonzalo Montiel. He has, however, been called up to the Ivory Coast squad, which is an encouraging indication.

Taiwo Awoniyi

Injury: Groin.

In a significant setback for the Red team, the striker will be sidelined for a month due to a groin injury he sustained during a 1-1 draw with Brentford. It’s worth noting that he had a similar issue on the opposite leg last season.

Manager Cooper expressed his thoughts on the situation, saying, “Losing him is undoubtedly a setback. He has been our main forward player. He’ll be unavailable for the next month, and this injury occurred during the Brentford match. However, he has a history of overcoming injuries and returning stronger, so he is determined to do it again. We will prioritize his recovery and rehabilitation, providing him with all the support he needs, as we are confident in his strong work ethic to make a swift return to the team.”

Nuno Tavares

Injury: Groin.

What we know: In his debut start for Forest, the full-back was forced off after 40 minutes against Manchester City. He appeared to tweak something while running forward, and after trying to continue after receiving treatment, he eventually limped off.

“I don’t think we’ll see Nuno until after the international break,” Cooper said last week. He had earlier stated that the injury was not “serious.”

Ola Aina

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Injury: Muscle.

What we know: The full-back has had a fantastic start to his Forest career, starting every game. He has, however, missed the last two games and has been replaced in Nigeria’s roster for the upcoming matches.

“We’ll see on Ola,” Cooper remarked prior of the Palace match. He had stated that both Aina and Tavares were out with “muscle injuries” for the Brentford encounter.

Danilo

Injury: Suspected hamstring.

What we know: The Brazilian was scheduled to play against Burnley in the Carabao Cup, but he was forced to withdraw due to a hamstring injury. He got a scan before the game against Chelsea and was a doubt for the trip.

The midfielder was given the nod to start against Stamford Bridge, but he only lasted 45 minutes. He pulled up near the end of the first half and left the field after receiving treatment. He later withdrew from the Brazil Under-23 squad and has not appeared for Liverpool since the Premier League resumed. Cooper reportedly stated that he would be “out for a few weeks.”

“Danilo is a bit more long-term and will still be a little while before he is back with the group,” it has been stated. “He’s out on the grass, but he’s still in the process of rehab,” Cooper said last week.

Felipe

Injury: Knee.

What we know: A knee injury kept the defender from playing in any of the Reds’ preseason games, and he barely trained over the summer. He has yet to play for the first team this season, however he has been on the bench against Burnley in the Carabao Cup and at Chelsea. He then played an hour for the Under-21s in the EFL Trophy against Harrogate Town, but has not been named to a match squad since his return from the previous international break.

“Felipe is an ongoing situation with his knee; one we are trying to manage carefully and support him in the best way possible to give him the best chance of being back involved,” Cooper stated in his pre-match press conference ahead of Brentford. “He missed last week, and it flared up slightly.” It’s a day-to-day management scenario.”

Felipe revealed earlier this season, via a translator, “It was a variety of different things, different niggles.” I was diagnosed with kneecap fibrosis, which was impeding my progress. But everything has been regained and fixed.

“I had it last year.” It was the same sensation, just a little more intense. Medication and treatment would suffice.

“I made a lot of sacrifices to get on the field, so it was quite delicate at the end of the season.” The choice was taken to have this rest and healing period so that I would have no future concerns.”

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