Nottingham Forest right-back Carl Jenkinson faces a few weeks out on the sidelines after suffering an ankle injury, says manager Sabri Lamouchi (via Nottinghamshire Live).
Lamouchi spoke of the grave disappointment at Jenkinson’s injury and said: “He will be out for a few weeks, unfortunately. He is out for the moment,” Lamouchi said of the 27-year-old.”
“It is unfortunate for him and unfortunate for us. He had been playing and had been playing well. He gave me more options. Now we just need to manage the group and be patient with him.”
The one-cap England international joined from north London giants Arsenal in a deal worth a reported £2m (via The Sun).
Jenkinson has proved a valuable player for Lamouchi so far, starting four of the club’s eight games this season in all competitions. His performances have shown that he’ll fit right in at the City Ground after making the move from the Emirates Stadium.
The former Arsenal man has shown his reliability in defence, being in the top four for tackles made and clearances made per game (via WhoScored), showing his keen defensive ability.
Jenkinson has also displayed his ability going forward, playing the joint-fourth most key passes in the whole squad.
Jenkinson will be a big miss for the Reds over the course of his injury; his mixture of defensive and attacking football makes him a steal at just £2m. Lamouchi will be hoping that he makes a swift recovery.
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