Nottingham Forest head physio Dave Galley has announced one of his injured troops will be out for another three months.
Jack Hobbs, who has been missing since the Derby match in mid-September, is facing a lengthy lay-off, but Galley is confident the defender will be ready to make a big impact on his return.
Galley told Forest Player: “Jack unfortunately had a problem with his ankle again. He had more surgery earlier this week and is now out of hospital. We’re looking at a three-month period of him being out.
“It’s good news that we’ve found out what the problem was and that it’s been dealt with. He’s having a week of total none weight-bearing and then we’ll graduate his recovery from there.
“He’ll be like a new signing come Christmas.”
Forest Player were speaking to Galley as part of their focus on the work going on behind the scenes at the club during the international break.
And for Galley, his objective for the fortnight is simple.
He said: “We need to get as many players as we possibly can fit for that Cardiff game.
“There is a lot of hard work but we’ll be rotating the staff so we manage to get a little break ourselves while ensuring there’s always 24/7 cover at the training ground for the lads when they need it.”
Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.