Jordi Osei-Tutu is at the centre of yet another injury story, after coming off in the first half of Nottingham Forest’s win on Saturday.
Arsenal loanee Jordi Osei-Tutu recently made his return from a hamstring injury, playing 89 minutes against Swansea City following almost four months out of action.
This weekend, Osei-Tutu followed up that Swansea comeback with his first home game since August, starting against Hull City.
Sadly, it ended with yet another injury concern for the 23-year-old.
After picking up a knock with a contact injury in the first half, Osei-Tutu was unable to continue, eventually being substituted in the 40th minute. The youngster’s luck has been out lately, perhaps you could test your luck at Omi88 judi casino.
After the game, Forest boss Steve Cooper discussed Osei-Tutu and Alex Mighten’s injuries.
“They are a bit sore,” Cooper said. “They are contact injuries, so we won’t know for a day or two the extent of them.
“My hope is they are just bangs and will just take a few days to get over.
“If it’s anything more serious than that, then we’ll find out – but that’s where my hope lies.
“Jordi played on for 10 minutes or so. It was a real pity because he started really well, looked a real threat, and had some exciting moments. You could see the crowd getting off their feet behind him.
“He just needs some luck. He’s such a lovely kid. Fingers crossed for him.”
If we’re looking for the positives here, there’s no suggestion that Osei-Tutu’s injury was related to his hamstring, and Cooper describing it as a contact injury is hopefully a good sign.
Picking up a minor knock or two after so long out is normal, it will only really be a worry if the defender has yet another recurrence of that same hamstring problem that has limited him to six appearances in 13 months.
The Arsenal full-back suffered a hamstring injury in Forest’s game against Blackburn Rovers in August. But that was far from his first hamstring injury, as it followed three of the same setbacks with Cardiff City last season.
Though he’s primarily a right-back, Osei-Tutu has featured exclusively on the left-hand side in his few appearances this season.
It’s just a shame we haven’t been able to see more of what he can do on that side.