Nottingham Forest midfielder Andy Reid could be out for up to six weeks with a hernia problem, according to manager Billy Davies.The Irishman, who has been outstanding for The Reds this season, will undergo an operation this week before starting his rehabilitation alongside fellow key midfielders Henri Lansbury and David Vaughan.
His manager told Forest Player: “Unfortunately we’ve lost Andy to a hernia. He’ll be having an operation this week but I’d expect him to be out for around four to six weeks after that.
“The number of players we are missing through injury is obviously very disappointing. But we’ve got still got 19 or so players left and 14 matches remaining so we’ve got to roll our sleeves up and work as hard as we can to get the points required.
“We’ve got one or two players back on the grass, including Eric Lichaj and Kevin Gomis who have had a couple of good days in training. And it’s also nice to see Kelvin Wilson building up his fitness although he is still a few weeks away.”
The full interview with Billy Davies will be available to watch on Forest Player tomorrow, where he talks about the loan market, last weekend’s defeat at Burnley and another tough Championship test as FA Cup-holders Wigan visit The City Ground on Saturday.