May 18, 2024

As the manager provides a bleak injury update, Nottingham Forest player ‘has specialists and surgeons to see.’


Nottingham Forest midfielder Lewis O'Brien has picked up an injury on loan at Middlesbrough


Lewis O’Brien of Nottingham Forest has been given an injury update by Michael Carrick.O’Brien suffered an ankle injury while playing for Middlesbrough in the Championship against Watford. Carrick quickly confessed that he was “fearing the worst” for the 24-year-old midfielder, who joined Boro on loan this summer.

“It doesn’t look good, to be honest,” Carrick stated following the Watford game. “With Lewis, we’re expecting the worst. We’ll have to wait for scans, but it may keep him out for a while.

“It was a whack on his ankle and the bottom of his shin bone.” Fingers crossed it doesn’t turn out to be as catastrophic as feared, but it doesn’t look promising right now.”

Carrick provided an update on O’Brien following Middlesbrough’s league victory over Cardiff City on Tuesday night.

“He won’t be back anytime soon,” he predicted. “It’ll be a few weeks, if not longer.” He needs to see specialists and surgeons, so we’ll keep you updated.”

It’s a major setback for O’Brien, who came to Boro keen to resurrect his career following a terrible seven months. O’Brien’s move from Forest to Blackburn Rovers fell through in the summer.

He was then dropped from the Reds’ Premier League team for the final few months of the season, leaving him in limbo until he relocated to DC United to play football before returning to Forest in the summer.

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