Jordi Osei-Tutu has linked up with his new loan side and featured in his first matchday squad following his recent recovery from injury.

Jordi Osei-Tutu with the Arsenal u23s after their game against Ebbsfleet United (Photo by Dan Critchlow)
Jordi Osei-Tutu with the Arsenal u23s after their game against Ebbsfleet United (Photo by Dan Critchlow)

Arsenal defender Jordi Osei-Tutu completed a loan move to Rotherham United in the latter stages of the January transfer window, but he didn’t immediately join up with the League One club.

In early February, Osei-Tutu was still in training with the Arsenal first-team, working on his injury recovery.

Fortunately, the right-back is now fit, and he made the Rotherham United squad to face Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday.

It’s certainly been a long journey to get to this point. In early January, Arsenal confirmed that Osei-Tutu had returned to North London following the termination of his loan at Forest.

The 23-year-old made four appearances in a few months marred by injury problems.

After a couple of early starts for Forest in August, Osei-Tutu suffered a hamstring injury in Forest’s game against Blackburn Rovers.

The right-back had three hamstring setbacks with Cardiff City last campaign, and he spent almost four months out of action this time around.

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

Osei-Tutu made his return from injury in December, playing 89 minutes against Swansea City and starting a home game against Hull City. However, after picking up a contact injury to his ankle, he was ruled out for two more months.

Slightly ahead of schedule, Osei-Tutu is now back in action, and he’ll be fully focused on staying fit until the end of the season.

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