Former Nottingham Forest ace Britt Assombalonga left the Riverside Stadium on crutches following Middlesbrough’s 1-o win against Charlton.
Middlesbrough boss Jonathan Woodgate recently told TeessideLive that they are still waiting to discover the severity of the striker’s injury.
The 26-year-old is now a doubt ahead of Middlesbrough’s game against Assombalonga’s former employers Nottingham Forest tonight at the City Ground.
Assombalonga had a scan on his injured ankle yesterday after being forced off in the second-half against Charlton. There were major concerns around the Riverside Stadium that the striker may be out for a prolonged period.
However, Woodgate has since refused to rule out the possibility of the striker featuring in tonight’s game.
“Britt is in a scan now so I’ll find out later what’s wrong with him.
“Let’s see how he is. He might be fit for Tuesday, let’s see,” he told TeessideLive.
Assombalonga left the City Ground at a difficult time – in which the Reds had narrowly avoided relegation to League One.
For the most part, the Democratic Republic of Congo international was a quality player for the Reds. During his three-year spell at the City Ground, he made a total of 69 appearances, contributing 30 goals. This was enough for him to secure a £15 million move to the Riverside Stadium just over two years ago.
It’s fair to say it would be good news for Sabri Lamouchi’s men if he did miss out tonight.
Assombalonga has netted six goals already in a struggling Middlesbrough side so far this season. He remains one of the most dangerous strikers in this division on his day.
If he does feature, he’ll be desperate to impress on his former stomping ground.