Nottingham Forest were beaten 3-0 by Manchester United last night and now they face an anxious wait over an injury to Morgan Gibbs-White. The Reds forward hobbled out of the action as Forest were blown away at the City Ground.
Gibbs-White was once again in fine form for Steve Cooper’s team. He was robbed of an assist when Sam Surridge strayed offside after believing he’d equalised before VAR intervened.
The 22-year-old appeared to be hobbling around the 60-minute mark. Forest kept him on for another 12 minutes, however, as he tried to play through the pain barrier for the Reds’ cause.
In truth, it perhaps wasn’t the brightest idea. Gibbs-White is integral to the team’s fortunes but with bigger challenges ahead, Forest need their star man ready and available.
Cooper was unclear about what had happened to the ex-Wolves man. He suggested that the club will now have to wait and see what happens with regard to the injury he may have sustained.
He told Nottinghamshire Live: “He’s got an ankle injury. I don’t know the extent of it – whether it’s a kick or something else. We’ll see in the next couple of days.
“The look he gave would have just been Morgan coming off the pitch; he hates not playing every minute of every game. It would just be his natural disappointment of coming off.”
Forest face anxious wait over Gibbs-White
The 22-year-old is looking every inch the player Forest felt they’d signed when he was added from Wolves. He was once again in very decent form and wasn’t fazed by coming up against quality opposition.
Gibbs-White did appear to be limping as he came off but perhaps his expression gave the wrong impression. Naturally, he was disappointed to come off and with Forest losing that will have hurt him too.
The talented player is Cooper’s most influential player and losing him now would be seriously detrimental at this stage of the season.
Forest have to probably give up on their dream of reaching the Carabao Cup Final. Instead, they must hope and pray that Gibbs-White won’t be ruled out for any of the team’s run-in.