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Huge boost for Nottingham Forest as skipper Chris Cohen confirms Friday injury comeback

The Nottingham Forest star has been out for 14 months with a knee injury.

Nottingham Forest's cause in recent times has not been helped by injury problems. One big name that has spent a long time on the sidelines for the club is club captain Chris Cohen.

He last played for Forest in an East Midlands derby v Derby County way back in September last year and has been out of action in the 14 months since.

He suffered a serious knee injury 15 minutes into the match and was initially ruled out for just nine months. However, given the severity of the problem and his previous knee troubles, the recovery has taken longer than usual and he has not yet returned to action.

But on Friday he will. He has confirmed to Nottingham Forest that he will resume full training with the first-team at the end of this week.

He beamed earlier today:

"I am good. I start training on Friday.

"It's been a long process, there's been a couple of setbacks which have been unfortunate and it has taken longer than we all hoped it would but I start training on Friday, full contact with the boys and looking to hopefully get an under-21s game in the next 2-3 weeks time.

"I'm really excited, [it's been] a long process as I said and one that has been tough at times but I am very good at putting stuff into perspective. There are a lot more important things going on out there in the world but from a personal point of view I really just can't wait to get back out there."

Cohen's influential presence will surely be welcomed by Dougie Freedman in the midfield. His return from injury may not come until well into next month but it certainly looks as though the long road to recovery is coming to an end.

Hopefully the 28-year-old can remain fit and get his career back on track.


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