NOTTINGHAM FOREST goalkeeper Dean Henderson has been ruled out for five weeks due to a thigh injury.
Henderson has put together a raft of stunning performances between the sticks at the City Ground ever since Manchester Untied loaned him out last summer.
Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Dean Henderson has been ruled out for five weeksGetty
Manchester United loanee Dean Henderson got injured against LeicesterRex
But Nottingham manager Steve Cooper confirmed his No1 will be sidelined for “four to five weeks”.
The England international suffered the injury during last week’s 2-0 win over Leicester.
Cooper said: “It is certainly a discussion point.
“We have two League Cup games [against United] that Dean wouldn’t have played in anyway because of the loan ruling so we were always planning without him for those games.
“We need to get this weekend out of the way and see where we’re at after that.
“Dean is going to be out for four to five weeks, which is obviously a blow for all of us, especially him, but these things happen and we carry on with our work and will support Dean to get fit as quickly as possible.”
According to the BBC, Forest may have to turn to the January transfer market for reinforcement.
Second-choice keeper Wayne Hennessey will take over in goal during Henderson‘s absence.
Hennessey will thus start for Forest at Bournemouth on Saturday.
But Forest have Jordan Smith and Adnan Kanuric as their other goalkeeping alternatives.