There’s good news and bad news for Jordi Osei-Tutu on the injury front, as details of his hamstring injury are starting to emerge.
Earlier this week, we covered reports on Jordi Osei-Tutu’s latest injury. The Arsenal loan full-back only lasted 17 minutes of Nottingham Forest’s game against Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday night, before suffering another suspected hamstring injury.
As we mentioned then, Osei-Tutu had three hamstring setbacks with Cardiff City last season, so there was a very real concern that he’d aggravated the same issue again.
The bad news is that it seems that’s the case. Football League World report that Forest manager Chris Hughton has confirmed Osei-Tutu injured the same hamstring that put him out for large parts of last season. The good news is that the early signs aren’t too serious.
“We’re still assessing him and at this moment we don’t think it’s so bad, but we will assess that one and scan it as always,” Hughton said. “It’s disappointing for us, but your first thoughts are with the lad.
“It’s an exciting time for him as he’s at the start of his career, he is a highly-rated player at Arsenal, and even in the short time he’s been here, we can seen the qualities he has. Our first thoughts are very much with him, and we just hope it doesn’t disrupt his season too much.”
As well as his three hamstring injuries with Cardiff City last season, Osei-Tutu also suffered an ankle ligament injury during that loan spell.
That forced him to return early from the loan, before linking up with the Arsenal u23s in pre-season. He stayed fit throughout the preparations and captained the young Arsenal side on a couple of occasions, before earning his loan move to Nottingham.
We’ll obviously know more about what’s next once Forest get the results of Osei-Tutu’s scan. He’s certainly out for the time being.