Dougie Freedman confirms Andy Reid is travelling to America for treatment on long-term groin injury

The Irishman has been out of action for 16 months.

Nottingham Forest have had to battle with serious injury problems over the past few months.

Dougie Freedman's men have seen the likes of Chris Cohen, who recently returned to action, Matty Fryatt and Britt Assombalonga all out with long term injury problems.

Another name on that list is mercurial midfield maestro Andy Reid.

The Irishman has not played since the East Midlands derby back in September 2014 with a serious groin injury.

He has therefore been out of action for 16 months with the problem and looks no nearer to a comeback.

Today saw Dougie Freedman welcome former club Bolton Wanderers to the City Ground and Forest romped to victory - 3-0 the final score.

After the game Freedman spoke to BBC Nottingham Sport about Reid and revealed he is off to America to see a specialist:

"He's got to see a surgeon in America.

"If it's bad news he'll have another op."

Forest fans will be hoping to hear good news in the coming weeks regarding Reid's visit to the States.

For all his pitfalls Reid remains a highly popular member of the Forest team and fans would like to see him back in action at some point in the not so distant future.

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