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Reliable journalist delivers update on Nottingham Forest 20-year-old, fans will be encouraged

By Matt Farr

Nottingham Forest right-back Hildeberto Pereira suffered a nasty shoulder injury while playing for the reserve side on Monday – but a reliable journalist insists it is nothing serious.

The 20-year-old received lengthy treatment on the pitch and required a supply of oxygen after he was subject to a late challenge from Hull’s Brad Maslen-Jones in their Under-23’s clash.

Maslen-Jones was booked for the challenge, with Pereira forced off the pitch with his arm in a sling.

But Nottingham Post journalist Paul Taylor revealed on his personal Twitter account in the aftermath of the fixture, that the injury could turn out better than first feared, a revelation which will delight Nottingham Forest fans.

He confirmed that Pereira, who is on loan at the club from Benfica, did not go to hospital following the challenge, which is another good sign for the supporters, and for the player.

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The versatile Portugal youth international had been granted an opportunity to build up his match fitness with the reserve side, having failed to make a single first-team appearance for Nottingham Forest in well over a month.

Pereira last featured for the senior side during the 0-0 draw with Birmingham on January 14, back when Philippe Montanier was in charge at the City Ground.

He has fallen out-of-favour under current boss Gary Brazil, and is now expected to face a short period on the sidelines.

In other Nottingham Forest news, Tyler Walker is set to miss the rest of the season after picking up a knee ligament injury.

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