Photo: Britt Assombalonga on crutches at Nottingham Forest's City Ground

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Injured striker Britt Assombalonga was at Nottingham Forest's ground for their fixture with Rotherham.

Injured striker Britt Assombalonga put in a rare public appearance as he recovers his recovery from a serious knee injury.

Assombalonga had to undergo surgery on his knee in February after dislocating it mid-game, and was immediately ruled out for the season.

He was pictured ahead of tonight's game with Rotherham United speaking with SkySports, photographed by Nottingham Forest's official twitter feed, embedded above.

Assombalonga remains Forest's top goalscorer, with 15 goals in 28 starts for the club this season.

Against Rotherham tonight, Arsenal loanee Chuba Akpom starts up front with young homegrown talent Tyler Walker on the substitute's bench.

There is no guarantee Assombalong will be back in time for the start of next season either, pictured on crutches, he in the midst of a lengthy rehabilitation process.

Forest have slipped off the pace and in the battle for the play-offs, with even a with against Rotherham leaving them 14 points behind sixth place, a mathematical impossibility to make up over the final three fixtures.

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