The City Ground

Next Game

N Forest v Wolves

Friday, 03 April 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Carrow Road

Last Game

Norwich 3 - 1 N Forest

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Reid surgery a blow for Forest

Nottingham Forest have confirmed that Andy Reid is to undergo a hernia operation and could be out of action for around six weeks.

Last Updated: 27/02/14 at 16:16 Post Comment

Andy Reid: Will undergo surgery on a hernia

Andy Reid: Will undergo surgery on a hernia

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Reid's absence will come as a blow to the Reds' Sky Bet Championship promotion challenge as the influential Irishman has been in outstanding form this season, scoring 10 goals in all competitions.

The 31-year-old will have the surgery this week before beginning his rehabilitation alongside fellow key midfielders Henri Lansbury and David Vaughan, who are recovering from back and knee injuries respectively.

Forest boss Billy Davies told the club's official website that they would fight to overcome their injury problems.

He said: "Unfortunately we've lost Andy to a hernia. He'll be having an operation this week but I'd expect him to be out for around four to six weeks after that.

"The number of players we are missing through injury is obviously very disappointing. But we've still got 19 or so players left and 14 matches remaining so we've got to roll our sleeves up and work as hard as we can to get the points required."

However, there is some good news on the horizon for Forest with a few players approaching full fitness.

The Scot added: "We've got one or two players back on the grass, including Eric Lichaj and Kevin Gomis who have had a couple of good days in training.

"And it's also nice to see Kelvin Wilson building up his fitness, although he is still a few weeks away."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

rodger's gusset
Arsenal interest in Sterling

T

he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

ricky villa
Hodgson: Barkley was brilliant

N

o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

badwolf
Townsend: I've silenced critics

Footer 365

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger won't be drawn on rumoured interest in Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger refused to be drawn on his rumoured interest in signing Raheem Sterling from Liverpool.

England boss Roy Hodgson plays down Harry Kane burnout fears

England boss Roy Hodgson says Harry Kane will have to get used to the demands of playing regularly for club and country.

'Win some medals', blasts Merson

Paul Merson challenged Andros Townsend to "win some medals" before calling him out after the Tottenham winger poked fun at him for questioning his England credentials.

Mail Box

Liverpool Can't Satisfy Sterling's Ambition

Sterling's ambition is understandable, according to one Liverpool fan. Also in the Mailbox: plenty more on great players becoming managers, and who needs Pogba when Fellaini's flying?

Is This The End Of Ex-Players As Managers?

Do massive wages and cushty TV numbers signal the end of the ex-high-profile player turned manager? Plus Liverpool fans don't actually say the 'next year' thing...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company