Nottingham Forest have been able to breathe a sigh of relief following the news that striker Nicklas Bendtner will be out only for around 3 to 6 weeks.
The striker suffered an ankle injury in the recent game against Birmingham City. A 3-1 win must have given Nottingham Forest manager Philippe Montanier a lot of joy, but he was extremely concerned about the availability of Bendtner in the rest of the season. The former Arsenal striker had to be carried off on a stretcher with oxygen masks, which made the injury look extremely serious.
However, it looks highly likely that the Danish international may be back before the start of the festive fixture list in December.Montanier admitted that it was a serious injury but not at the extent it was previously thought. The 28-year-old is back in English football once again after an extended absence.
Even though he was on the books of Arsenal until 2014, his last game in English football was his time in Sunderland back in 2012. However, he has not been able to secure a return to the Premier League as the striker has joined Nottingham Forest in the Championship.
A club with a huge history, Bendtner will have to prevent his antics from damaging the club’s history and reputation.”It is a serious injury but not too serious.I talked with the medical team after his scan and he will be out for between three and six weeks. hope it will be three weeks, but it is dependent on his body.When you leave the pitch like that, it is always serious. But nothing is broken.We have to be patient and await his recovery,” said Montanier. It is undoubtedly a major disappointment for the player considering that he appeared to be in great form against Birmingham.