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Photo: Nottingham Forest star Henri Lansbury at hospital after picking up rib injury

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The midfielder bruised a rib against Middlesbrough yesterday.

Nottingham Forest are in great form recently. The club are proving a hit under Dougie Freedman, who took over from Stuart Pearce last month.

Since he took over they have won six games out of eight, including yesterday's 2-1 triumph over title chasing Middlesbrough.

While Freedman is taking much of the credit for recent form, much improved performances from individual players has also helped.

One man that applies to is Henri Lansbury. The former Arsenal youngster has been fantastic recently and was rightly named Championship Player of the Month for February recently.

Yesterday however saw a collective wince from Forest fans, when Lansbury picked up an injury.

He hurt his rib, according to Freedman on the official Forest website, and was replaced by Ben Osborn at half-time.

And it seems that being a professional footballer doesn't get you any privileges down at accident and emergency.

Just like you would if you hurt yourself playing Sunday League football for the Horse and Jockey, Lansbury had to sit around waiting to go through the various processes of checking if he had broken a rib.

This photo proves just that:

The good news, Freedman confirmed to the Forest site that his ribs are fine and he will feature v Leeds at Elland Road on Saturday.

The bad news, if Lansbury has to wait around at casualty then you definitely will.

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