Nottingham Forest head coach Steve Cooper has delivered a very exciting update on in-form midfielder Danilo.

The maestro limped out of the action last week during a 2-1 defeat at Brentford with a hamstring problem.

Reports in Brazil this week claimed that the 22-year-old would be missing for the next two games.

Cooper Danilo
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Now it would appear that there is some good news regarding the Brazilian, with Cooper quizzed on his player earlier today.

The head coach told the media: “It’s not as bad as we feared. When anyone comes off feeling a muscle injury, you fear the worst, especially with the timing of the season.

“But scan results were fairly positive. We hope he will return sooner rather than later. Right now, it’s a little bit inconclusive.”

If Danilo does have to miss any games, it really would come at the worst possible time for the youngster.

He had scored two goals in his last two games and was starting to shine after a £16 million move from Palmeiras in January.

Danilo had been used sporadically when he first arrived but he’d just started showcasing that he boasted Premier League quality.

Cooper has delivered an update on Danilo

This would be truly magnificent news for the Forest ahead of a game of massive proportion on Monday night.

Danilo has arguably been Forest’s best player for a few weeks now and they could do with him in the team.

The talented midfielder has proved a bit of a steal at £16 million. He looks like a big player for the future and it’s no surprise Forest pursued him.

Cooper Danilo
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Forest have plenty of midfield options in their ranks at the moment.

Cheikhou Kouyate and Ryan Yates are now back from injury, with Remo Freuler and Orel Mangala also available to Cooper.

Danilo offers something a little bit different to the team though.

He’s impressive at both ends of the pitch and the Reds will hope he can play when Forest face Southampton on Trentside.

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