Forest keeper Henderson to miss rest of season

Date published: Tuesday 14th February 2017 10:52

Stephen Henderson: Injury blow for Forest

Nottingham Forest have been dealt an injury blow with the news that goalkeeper Stephen Henderson has undergone Achilles surgery and will miss the rest of the season.

The 28-year-old had to be carried off on a stretcher midway through the first half of the 5-1 defeat at Norwich at the weekend, suffering the injury attempting to keep out the Canaries’ third goal.

Vladirmir Stojkovic, 33, and youngsters Dimitar Evitimov and Jordan Smith are the remaining goalkeepers available to Reds boss Gary Brazil, who has yet to make a decision which one will be between the posts against Fulham at Craven Cottage on Tuesday night.

“It’s a big loss to lose someone of Stephen’s stature,” Brazil told reports at his pre-match press conference on Monday afternoon.

“In the meantime we have Vlad, and two young goalkeepers as back-up in Dimi Evtimov and Jordan Smith. Whoever has the shirt tomorrow is in charge of the situation and has the chance to keep the shirt.

“Jordan did well when he came on (at Norwich), Dimi has had first-team football before and Vlad has played already this year.

“We’ll make a decision tomorrow. There’s good competition in there.”

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