Taiwo Awoniyi set for early return from injury: Nigeria and Nottingham Forest boosted

Taiwo Awoniyi set for early return from injury: Nigeria and Nottingham Forest boosted
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There are mixed feelings in the camp of Nottingham Forest following the latest update on the injury status of Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi.

The forward has been out due to injury since the beginning of this month. The injury made him miss the game against Crystal Palace and the international break.

Undoubtedly, the team has missed his services following his excellent start to the season.

Steve Cooper would be eager for his star forward, who was nominated for the EPL Player of the month of August, to return to action.

Positive Taiwo Awoniyi news for Nottingham Forest

Taiwo Awoniyi in action for Nottingham Forest
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Taiwo Awoniyi is close to a return from an injury that has sidelined him for a couple of weeks.

The former Union Berlin striker was due to be out for about a month, but latest reports suggest his recovery is ahead of schedule.

Taiwo Awoniyi was spotted in a workout on grass, indicating he is close to full recovery.

According to Forest manager Steve Cooper, Taiwo Awoniyi is not far off from training and will be assessed next week to ascertain his return date.

Other Nottingham Forest injury report

serge aurier out with taiwo awoniyi
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While Taiwo Awoniyi is progressing well from injury, Nottingham Forest has concerns in other areas.

Steve Cooper said Serge Aurier was injured in week eight and remains doubtful for this weekend. The coach also stated that Argentine right-back Gonzalo Montiel suffered a calf injury while on international duty.

Ola Aina, Nuno Tavares, Danilo and Felipe remain out.

Taiwo Awoniyi
Injury: Groin
He suffered a groin injury during the 1-1 draw with Brentford. He suffered a similar problem last season, but it was on the opposite leg this time.

Nuno Tavares
Injury: Groin
On his first start for Forest, the full-back was forced off 40 minutes into the defeat at Manchester City.

Ola Aina
Injury: Muscle
Both Aina and Tavares missed the Brentford game with muscle injuries.

Danilo
Injury: Suspected hamstring
The Brazilian had been due to feature against Burnley in the Carabao Cup, but a late change was made as he suffered a hamstring problem.

Felipe
Injury: Knee
A knee issue prevented the defender from being involved in any of the Reds’ pre-season games, and he barely trained during the summer. He is yet to get on the pitch for the first team this season but was on the bench against Burnley in the Carabao Cup and at Chelsea.

Serge Aurier
Injury: Unknown
The defender seemed to pick up an injury in the first half against Palace. He received some treatment on the pitch and carried on until the break but was replaced by Gonzalo Montiel for the second half.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

Chooka Izuegbuna is a Sports Journalist with 20 years of experience in print, TV and Radio. He has worked with some of the top media houses in Nigeria, including NTA Network, Channels TV, TVC, Silverbird TV and MITV. Chooka broke his sports reporting teeth with The Game Football Weekly in 2003 as a cartoonist and reporter. Chooka has a passion for football and has been a fan of Enugu Rangers (over 30 years) and Real Madrid (Since 1996).