Forest duo send Assombalonga best wishes on Twitter after injury

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Nottingham Forest's Gary Gardner and Henri Lansbury are clearly concerned about Britt Assombalonga's injury.

Nottingham Forest's Henri Lansbury and Gary Gardner have both sent their best wishes to Britt Assombalonga after the striker was stretchered off in the side's match against Wigan Athletic last night. 

Forest won the contest 3-0, but Assombalonga's injury has tarnished the result somewhat and his teammates were focusing on that after the match.

The Congolese born striker was taken off in the latter stages with an injury which the Nottingham Post reports is a dislocated kneecap.

If that is the case, the 21-year-old looks set for a lengthy lay-off and Gardner and Lansbury were certainly concerned about his well-being after the match.

It was a frustrating way for what looked set to be a brilliant night to end. Assombalonga had put Forest in the lead before goals from Chris Burke and the aforementioned Lansbury gave them an excellent win.

Forest have waited a long time to see a victory in front of their own supporters so to have their celebrations curtailed somewhat because of an injury to a key player is disheartening.  

Assombalonga has been a revelation in his first season at the City Ground, after signing from Peterborough United in the summer, and he leads the club's scoring charts.

Assombalonga has notched 15 times in 32 matches this season and replacing that amount of goals will be tough for the Reds. 

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