Nottingham Forest went on to lose the game 2-1 and are dangerously close to the bottom three.
Nottingham Forest have lost three of their last four Championship games.
The Finnish defender was sent off against Cardiff.
Matty Cash and Thomas Lam limped out of proceedings whilst Britt Assombalonga was absent.
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The Finnish defender scored the winner at the City Ground against Wigan on Saturday
The Finland international was unhappy with his performance in the pre-season win over Port Vale on Tuesday.
Nottingham Forest reportedly want Tino Costa.
Nottingham Forest have signed Thomas Lam in the summer transfer window.
Nottingham Forest are reportedly considering a move for Luca Bittante.