Nottingham Forest have been dealt a huge blow on the injury front with the news that January transfer signing, Askhan Dejagah, is out of the Championship clash with Reading on Tuesday through injury, according to a report.
The Nottingham Post state that the Iran international, who had been without a team since the summer before his winter window switch to Forest, has suffered a knee injury in training and has undergone an operation.
It means the winger is now likely to be out of action until April.
Dejagah, 31, made only one substitute appearance for Aitor Kanranka’s side before he incurred the injury.
The former Fulham midfielder hasn’t played a full season in Europe since he left the Cottagers in 2014 – at Wolfsburg in 2016/17, he made just one outing for the Bundesliga outfit in a play off against Braunschweig.
Results have continued to plateau since the arrival of Spanish manager Karanka who took over from the sacked Mark Warburton and the side have continued to slip down the table.
The Reds are now 17th in the league after four defeats from the last six outings in the Championship.
Karanka’s team have been accused of being a “Jekyll and Hyde” type proposition dut to the fact that they knocked Arsenal out of the FA Cup and surprised table-toppers Wolves with a victory over them too, but were unable to beat basement side Burton Albion at the weekend.
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