Dean Henderson ‘is OUT for the rest of the season after another setback in recovery from a thigh injury that’s kept him out since January’ in fresh blow to Nottingham Forest’s survival hopes amid Keylor Navas struggles
- Dean Henderson to miss the rest of the season for Nottingham Forest with injury
- The Man Utd loanee has been out since January and has suffered injury setback
- Keylor Navas will remain the club’s number one for the rest of the campaign
Nottingham Forest have suffered a fresh blow in their battle against relegation, with the news that Dean Henderson is set to be ruled out for the remainder of the season.
The goalkeeper, on a season-long loan from Manchester United, hasn’t played for Forest since the 2-0 win over Leicester on January 14, but there was hope that he’d be back before the end of the campaign.
However, according to The Telegraph, Henderson has suffered a setback in his recovery from the thigh injury and despite being part of the squad that travelled to Brentford on Saturday, won’t be available for the club’s final four fixtures of the season.
It means that January recruit Keylor Navas will likely stay as Steve Cooper’s No 1 for the remainder of the campaign, and be between the sticks for Forest’s crunch game with Southampton next weekend.
The Costa Rican star has proved his worth to Cooper since his arrival from PSG, but doubts have begun to creep in after notable some errors, including being at fault for Brentford’s two late goals on Saturday.
Dean Henderson is unlikely to play for Nottingham Forest again this season after injury setback
The on-loan goalkeeper has been out of action since the middle of January with a thigh injury
Keylor Navas will now continue to remain the club’s number one for Forest’s final four games
The Bees broke Forest’s hearts by turning the game on it’s head in the last ten minutes after Danilo had given Cooper’s men a first half lead. Josh Dasilva securing all three points for the home side in the 94th minute.
After the game the Forest boss refused to lay the blame at Navas when asked if his goalkeeper could have done better with both goals, stating: ‘I just think that now is not the time to speak about anyone. It’s about real togetherness and about sticking together.’
Henderson has played 20 times for the club this season, and has been a pivotal part of Nottingham Forest’s squad. Memorably saving a penalty from Declan Rice back in August as Forest recorded their first Premier League victory of the season.
The injury setback to Henderson adds to a growing list of unavailable players who are struggling with injuries as Forest battle for their Premier League safety.
Navas was at fault for Brentford’s two late goals that saw the Bees beat Forest 2-1 on Saturday
Steve Cooper has an ever-growing list of injuries in Nottingham Forest’s relegation battle
Brazilian midfielder Danilo, who has scored in Forest’s last two outings, is set to undergo a scan on the hamstring injury that forced him off in Saturday’s defeat.
While Cooper is also without Scott McKenna, Chris Wood, Neco Williams, Willy Boly and Omar Richards for the remainder of the season.
The defeat in West London leaves the club one point above the relegation zone, but having played a game more than all the teams around them.
In their last four fixtures they host Saints next week, in a real six-pointer, before travelling to Chelsea, a home game against Arsenal and finish the season away at Crystal Palace.
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