Nottingham Forest beat Leicester City 2-0 in the Premier League to claim a big three points but a big problem involving Dean Henderson might have emerged for Steve Cooper.
Forest won back-to-back games in the Premier League for the first time this season. A brace by Brennan Johnson gave the Reds some bragging rights over their East Midlands rivals.
In truth, it was a scrappy affair. It was, however, a massive three points for the Reds and they must now keep looking forward as they try and climb the Premier League table.
With around seven minutes remaining it seemed as though disaster had struck. Henderson went to take a goal kick down the field and lay on the ground in apparent agony after doing so.
Forest had used all of their substitutes and it seemed as though Joe Worrall might have to stick the gloves on again. Henderson soldiered on but he was clearly in some discomfort.
The 25-year-old had been excellent once again. He didn’t have too much to do but he’s starting to command his box brilliantly and his leadership qualities are there for all to see.
Henderson made his sixth clean sheet for the season for the Reds against Leicester. No goalkeeper outside the top four has kept more and he’s currently flying.
The stopper has previously been called ‘insane’ during his career. Sheffield United star Sander Berge made that claim during his time with the Blades earlier in his career.
Big Henderson problem might have emerged
Absolutely nothing against Wayne Hennessey but if Henderson is out injured for any period of time, it could be season-defining. He’s firmly the best goalkeeper at the club and is vital to Forest’s fortunes.
It’s unclear at this stage what the prognosis is for Henderson. He did appear to be in some discomfort as he walked around the pitch with his teammates at the end of the game.
The one-cap England performer is on loan at Forest from Manchester United. No deal to sign him has been agreed upon with the Red Devils but you can bet the club will try and land him if they stay up.
Forest can reflect on a good win against Leicester. They will, however, have an anxious wait to discover just how bad Henderson’s leg is.