Jordi Osei-Tutu is targeting a return to fitness with Nottingham Forest over the international break, according to a report.

Jordi Osei-Tutu of Nottingham Forest in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth at the City Ground, Nottingham on Saturday 14th August 2021. Copyright: MI News
Jordi Osei-Tutu of Nottingham Forest in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth at the City Ground, Nottingham on Saturday 14th August 2021. Copyright: MI News

Nottinghamshire Live report that Jordi Osei-Tutu’s target return date is October 5th, during the international break. If accurate, that would have him back in training 11 days before their next league game against Blackpool.

The last timeframe given on Osei-Tutu’s absence was in early September, when he was ruled out for “a number of weeks”.

The Arsenal loan full-back picked up a hamstring injury in Forest’s game against Blackburn Rovers in August. That followed three hamstring setbacks with Cardiff City last season.

Former Nottingham Forest boss Hughton confirmed this latest injury was to the same hamstring as before. Hughton was subsequently sacked and replaced by Steve Cooper following a poor run of results.

Though he’s primarily a right-back, Osei-Tutu featured at left-back for Forest before his injury. Whether he continues on the left or shifts to the right will be a question for the new manager to answer.

Forest’s results have picked up a bit lately, with two wins and a draw in the last three. That has them out of the relegation zone, though it does perhaps make it slightly more difficult for Osei-Tutu to break back in immediately.

Taking things step by step, the 22-year-old needs to get fully fit first. Then he can worry about whether or not he’s in the team every weekend.

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