Ross McCormack has confirmed he will not play again this season for Nottingham Forest, after having five cysts removed from his jaw recently, reports the Daily Mail.
The Scottish international struggled with Aston Villa during the first-half of the campaign, and was used sparingly by Steve Bruce, before moving to Forest on-loan during the January transfer window.
After a positive start to life at the City Ground, McCormack has been plagued by injuries and has featured on just seven occasions for Forest, who are battling relegation in the Sky Bet Championship.
Speaking to Sportsmail, McCormack revealed why he has not featured recently for Forest, before looking ahead to the 2017/18 campaign, he said: ”It’s been a freakish couple of weeks in what has been an abnormal season for me.
“Forest have been good with me. I wanted to help them but the doctors have advised that I avoid contact in training and rest up.
“I’m not used to seasons where I don’t play a lot of games and don’t get my goals. I desperately want to get back to that. The move to Villa did not start as planned but hopefully I can get myself sorted and come back in the summer nice and fresh.”
McCormack’s absence is a blow for Mark Warburton’s Forest side, who are desperately trying to move away from the Championship’s relegation zone.
Forest are currently 21st in the table, just one-point above the bottom-three, with just three fixtures of the season remaining.
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