Nottingham Forest defender Fin Back has suffered a devastating injury blow during his time at Carlisle United. Paul Simpson has confirmed that the 20-year-old is facing four months on the sidelines.
The Reds youngster was sent to the EFL club in August. He had been a regular in the team at Brunton Park and was looking like a player who could come back to Forest and make an impact in the future.
Back was called upon during the start of the 2021/22 campaign. Chris Hughton chose to throw him into the team with the Reds struggling to find a regular option to play at right-back.
Regular football was always going to be hard to come by at Forest during the current campaign. Back isn’t quite ready yet when it comes to the Premier League and the loan spell looked perfect.
Now, Simpson has confirmed that the prognosis of his injury isn’t good. Still, the manager is hoping to receive a positive update from a second scan that Back has been sent for this week.
He told the News & Star: “He’s going for another scan and a second opinion on it, because as it stands we’re looking at possibly three or four months, but I’m hoping there might be better news, we’ve just got to wait and see.”
Devastating injury blow suffered by Back
This is a real shame for the Forest youngster. He’d been playing regularly for Carlisle and by all accounts, he was starting to showcase exactly what he is capable of.
Back got a good taste of senior football last season. It was crystal clear, however, that he needed to head out on loan to sharpen up his skills.
The 20-year-old must not retain his focus and get himself fit as quickly as possible. Carlisle will need him back quickly as they aim to enjoy a sound campaign in League Two.
Back has an injury that hasn’t been revealed. It’s clear that it’s not good though and now he faces a frustrating time on the sidelines.