Some contrasting claims have been made about the injury picked up by Nottingham Forest star Cheikhou Kouyate. Either way, it’s not great news for the Reds!

The 32-year-old lay stricken on the turf in the latter stages of a 2-0 defeat for Senegal against Holland yesterday.

A stretcher was called to remove him from the field and Forest fans now face an anxious wait to discover the full extent.

In the immediate aftermath, some claims have been made that contradict each other; with two different injuries being mooted.

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Boss Aliou Cisse was quizzed on his injury shortly after the full-time whistle following a tough defeat for Senegal.

He told Onze Mondial: “Cheikhou Kouyate twisted his ankle. I hope it’s nothing major. We will take stock tomorrow when we have more information.”

That update didn’t sound too bad but a journalist covering the Senegal team has some more concerning information.

Papa Mahmoud Gueye said on Twitter: “Cheikhou Kouyate out for the remainder of the first round. He would suffer from a tear in the right thigh.”

It would seem at this stage that nobody really knows what the situation is with Kouyate and his injury.

One thing is clear, however, that Kouyate was in some considerable discomfort as he left the field of play.

Contrasting claims made about Kouyate but it’s not going to be good news

The man signed on a free transfer in the summer isn’t renowned for going down injured and when he does so, it must be serious.

Kouyate has been brilliant for Forest and the club will be hoping that his injury isn’t too serious.

Kouyate claims made
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The 32-year-old has been playing alongside Ryan Yates and Remo Freuler, with the trio becoming formidable in the engine room.

Senegal have got Holland out of the way in their group and will now face Ecuador and Qatar in Group A.

It seems highly likely that Kouyate will miss those games and Forest will hope that he doesn’t miss any Premier League fixtures.

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