Nottingham Forest boss Philippe Montanier gives injury update on Matty Fryatt

Matty Fryatt of Nottingham Forest shoots at goal

The striker has been out of action for 17 months with an Achilles problem.

Matty Fryatt of Nottingham Forest shoots at goalMatty Fryatt of Nottingham Forest shoots at goal

Nottingham Forest have had to deal with some serious long-term injuries in recent times. Chris Cohen and Britt Assombalonga spent over a year out of action. Andy Reid did as well and eventually retired from football just this week.

Right now, the club are also without long-term absentee Matty Fryatt.

Chris Burke - Nottingham Forest celebrates with Matty FryattChris Burke - Nottingham Forest celebrates with Matty Fryatt

The big striker has not featured for the club since the 3rd March 2015, following a flare up of his long-standing Achilles problem.

After 17 months out it was certainly hoped that Fryatt might soon be making a return to action for Forest – but according to Philippe Montanier that would not be the case.

Matty Fryatt of Nottingham Forest and David Davis  of Birmingham City in actionMatty Fryatt of Nottingham Forest and David Davis of Birmingham City in action

Speaking to his press conference this week, as reported by the Nottingham Post, the Frenchman is not putting a date on his return:

"Matty Fryatt is progressing but it is difficult to say when he will return. I wouldn't like to put a date on this."

Nottingham Forest manager Philippe MontanierNottingham Forest manager Philippe Montanier

Forest fans have not got the chance to see Fryatt in action often since his move from Hull City in 2014.

He has played just 25 times since making the move, scoring six goals, with injury problems suffered a major hindrance in his hopes of becoming a fan favourite of the Forest fans.

He will be hoping to return sooner rather than later.

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