Nottingham Forest’s Nuno da Costa was forced off just 29 minutes into a game for the U23 side this afternoon.
29’ #NFFC 1-0 Crewe: Forest forced into an early change due to an injury.
◀️ Da Costa
— NFFC Academy (@NFFCAcademy) February 14, 2020
The forward only joined the Reds from Strasbourg in January and has made just one substitute appearance for Sabri Lamouchi since, coming on during the defeat to Charlton on Tuesday.
Therefore, he was selected to play for the development outfit against Crewe this afternoon but the club’s academy Twitter account revealed that he picked up an injury in the first-half.
Whilst the severity of his setback is not yet known, it’s obviously not ideal for Forest who are back in action tomorrow when they take on West Brom at The Hawthorns.
With doubts over Lewis Grabban’s fitness as well, Forest could be short on options for the trip across the Midlands and it’s fair to say the update has concerned supporters.
The quick-fire Friday Nottingham Forest quiz – Can you get 17 out of 17?
Here we look at some of the reaction from Twitter…
— TJ (@TJ_NFFC) February 14, 2020
— Paul Buttery (@PaulButtery2) February 14, 2020
— Dom (@DomT93) February 14, 2020
— Ferney⚽️🔴⚪️🔴 (@_FERNEY10) February 14, 2020
I mean come on what more did you expect ffs. It’s not about luck it’s about us not taking the window seriously enough to get a proper fully fit back up striker
— LM (@weallagreenffc) February 14, 2020
Joke of a club, who’s bringing these injury prone chumps in???
— The Rebel City Ape (@TheRebelCityApe) February 14, 2020
Watch them announce he's out for the rest of the season. Vellios would've been useful right about now
— Matt (@False_Alarm_) February 14, 2020