Nottingham Forest will undoubtedly be delighted with the news that influential midfielder Liam Bridcutt will not face a prolonged spell on the sidelines, after it was confirmed that his ankle is not broken.
The former Leeds United man visited hospital last Friday after suffering a heavy knock in training which ruled him out of Forest’s memorable win over Arsenal in the FA Cup, although new boss Aitor Karanka has now confirmed that the signs are more positive.
The Reds were anxious at the possibility of the 28-year-old being sidelined for a lengthy period of time but it now looks as though the player might be in contention for a return to the side this weekend against Aston Villa.
New Reds’ boss Karanka told The Nottingham Post: “Liam has been training, but not 100 percent. Friday is the last day of training, so let’s see how he is.
“Yes, it is good news. Hopefully he can be ready for Saturday. We will make a decision on Friday.”
Bridcutt has been in impressive form since make a switch to the City Ground from Leeds back in August and this latest news is massive for the football club.
There is little doubting that Bridcutt is massively important to the Nottingham Forest team and in his last outing against former club Leeds United he deservedly picked up the Man of the Match gong.
It would have left Forest heavily reliant on 34-year-old David Vaughan had Bridcutt’s injury been a long-term issue and there will be relief among the Forest supporters.
Risking Bridcutt tomorrow against Aston Villa might not be wise but the fact he hasn’t broken his ankle is ultimately a big boost.
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