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Cohen coming along nicely

23 January 2015

Nottingham Forest club captain Chris Cohen has said that his injury rehabilitation is going “as well as possible”.

The 27-year-old has been out of action since rupturing his cruciate ligament against Derby County in September, and although Cohen is keen to stress there’s no chance of him returning to action this season, he is well on the road to recovery.

Speaking to Forest Player, he said: “It’s all going very well, as well as possible, and I’m cracking on and working hard on the things I can do while playing a waiting game. It’s quite frustrating but things have gone as well as possible.”

The Reds skipper is flying to America in the coming weeks for further treatment with a knee specialist and he thanked chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi for funding the trip.

Cohen said: “He’s a world leader who has worked with Tiger Woods, Real Madrid and Manchester United so he’s as experienced as they come and I’ve seen some of his stuff on the internet, it looks fantastic.

“I’m very fortunate that the chairman has agreed to pay for me to go and see him. It wasn’t something that he had to do but the physios asked and he’s agreed to pay for everything.

"I can’t thank him enough and hopefully I can repay him by coming back and staying fit.”

Cohen was picked out by the Sky cameras at Derby on Saturday celebrating Ben Osborn’s winning goal and he said he’s delighted for the 20-year-old.

He said: “It was an incredible moment and one I’m sure Benny, his family and lots of us will remember, especially the fans, for a long time. Benny will have pictures of that all over his walls for years to come and we’re all buzzing for him.

“With the transfer embargo at the moment we need our young players to be coming through and showing that they are capable of not just playing a few minutes here and there, but a big part going forward.

“It’s an unbelievable opportunity for them. They’ve got to see this as an opportunity and grasp it in the same way Benny and Jorge Grant have.”

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