Jordi Osei-Tutu’s injury woes have continued into his new loan spell at Nottingham Forest, as he was forced off with another suspected hamstring injury.
Jordi Osei-Tutu only lasted 17 minutes of Nottingham Forest’s game against Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday night, with the Nottingham Post reporting that he’s suffered another suspected hamstring injury.
If that’s the case, it would be a pretty devastating setback. Osei-Tutu suffered three hamstring injuries last season with Cardiff City, before an ankle ligament injury ended his season.
At the time, the hope was that the right-back had simply returned too early with each of his hamstring injuries. Given each one followed immediately after the last, it seemed possible it was all just one long injury that he hadn’t quite recovered from each time.
But five months after recovering from his last hamstring problem, and after completing multiple games for the Arsenal u23s in pre-season, Osei-Tutu only just lasted over 100 minutes on loan before seemingly picking up a new hamstring concern.
We’ll keep our fingers crossed that it turns out to be nothing more than a scare. If it is another hamstring problem, it’s going to be another tough recovery period, but the one positive is that the season is still so young. There’s plenty of time to make something of the campaign yet.