Nottingham Forest has been encouraged by the news that defender Nuno Tavares’ injury is not as bad as initially thought as Steve Cooper’s Reds prepare to play Brentford in a Premier League match at the City Ground.
The Arsenal loanee left the match against Manchester City last weekend midway through the first half due to what was possibly a groin injury. However, as he gets his team ready for Sunday’s match against Brentford, head coach Steve Cooper claims the problem is not significant.
However, Danilo, a midfielder, is still recovering from a hamstring injury. Additionally, the knee issue that has kept defender Felipe out of play since the summer has flared again.
Cooper remarked in advance of this weekend’s encounter at the City Ground, “Nuno Tavares came off in the Man City game, but fortunately it’s not what we thought it might have been.” “Good news: It’s not a serious injury. He is close at hand.
Danilo is currently getting well from a moderate injury. He is back on the turf and still a long way from joining the team, but he is undoubtedly improving.
“Felipe is dealing with a continuing issue with his knee, one that we are carefully managing and attempting to help him in the best way possible to give him the best chance to be active again. He missed last week, and it slightly worsened. It is a continual condition requiring daily management.
Since Forest’s victory against Chelsea earlier this month, Danilo has been absent from the lineup. He was questionable for the match at Stamford Bridge, but he made the starting lineup and played for less than an hour.
So far this season, Felipe has not appeared on the field for the first team. Although he recently played for the Under-21s and had previously been a reserve for Cooper’s team, he is not one of the replacements for the previous two games.