Nottingham Forest fans have been left hugely disappointed by the news that Andy Reid has suffered a setback in his comeback from injury.
Reid has been out since September with a persistent groin injury and he was expected to be back in the team in the near future.
However, news today has emerged via Nottingham Forest's official website that Reid's absence is going to be a lengthier one than first feared and he will have to undergo further surgery to rectify the problem.
The midfielder is now expected to miss at least another six weeks and it is huge blow to a Reds side who have missed him desperately.
Reid is the creative fulcrum of Stuart Pearce's team and they have struggled to find a replacement during his time on the sidelines.
His absence has coincided with Forest going on a terrible run of form, which has seen them pick up just three wins in 21 matches, and there are concerns that this run will continue with Reid out.
There are also worries that this could be the end for the 32-year-old, who has suffered with persistent injury problems throughout his time at the City Ground.
Here is the best reaction from Forest fans on social media site Twitter.
There does come a point where these issues become persistent and at that point it's game over. Hope Reid can come back. #nffc— 'Bala' (@DizzyBala) January 20, 2015
Long term, I believe that Osborn can replace Reid as our main creative force. We just have to be patient and not expect too much. #nffc— 'Bala' (@DizzyBala) January 20, 2015
Yes Reid news is a blow but I generally think a midfield of Antonio, Gardner, Tesche, Osborn and lansbury is good enough #NFFC— Benji Neil (@BenjiNFFC) January 20, 2015
I think #nffc have to look at life post Andy Reid. Great player but 32 and injuries taking thier toll.— Sontaran (@TrojanFan1969) January 20, 2015
He's been great for the club but time to move on from Reid, 32 now and injury prone, Grealish perfect until end of season. #nffc— Speedy 16 (@Speedy_16) January 20, 2015
I honestly think Reid is finished now, or at least if he does come back he won't be half the player he was. #nffc— Hannah Dexter (@hannahforest) January 20, 2015
I can see Reid retiring in next year or so and going for a coaching role at Forest. He can one day be manager maybe. #nffc— Hannah Dexter (@hannahforest) January 20, 2015