Nottingham Forest talisman Britt Assombalonga ruled out for 12 months


Dougie Freedman’s Nottingham Forest look set to be without top scorer Britt Assombalonga for the next 12 months due to a knee injury.

Assombalonga, Forest’s top scorer this season with a total of 15 goals, will be unable to play for the next year as he recovers from having surgery on his knee.

The striker, who was a record signing for the club last summer after joining from Peterborough United, picked up the knee injury while playing against Wigan Athletic on Wednesday night.

Commenting on the striker’s injury, new boss Dougie Freedman, who has enjoyed success at the club so far with two wins in a row, said that he is sure that the talisman will bounce back.

“First of all, we have got to think about the kid, he is a wonderful guy and for that to happen it’s very disappointing for him and his family,” added the 40-year-old.

“We have a fantastic medical team here, there is a support structure in place and I am sure that if he gets the right attention, physically and mentally, he will come back.”

More details on the striker’s injury can be found on the Nottingham Forest website.

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