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Cox set for two-month spell on the sidelines
Forest manager Sean O’Driscoll confirmed that the Ireland striker won’t require surgery.

IRELAND STRIKER SIMON Cox faces a spell of around two months on the sidelines, after suffering a detached bone in his left foot.

Cox suffered the injury following a tackle from fellow Ireland player Kevin Foley, while playing for Nottingham Forest against Wolves.

And speaking about the injury, Forest manager Sean O’Driscoll told reporters.

“It doesn’t need surgery but he will have to be non-weight bearing for at least two weeks.

“Then they will X-ray it again to see if it’s healing. If it is then there will be no more intervention and it will just be a question of time.

“If it isn’t healing they will probably have to pin it or staple it but we should know more in two weeks.

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“We’ll put a two-month timeline on it but if we get him back before then we’ll be delighted.”

Meanwhile, Cox confirmed the bad news today, tweeting:

“Morning yes I’m out for around 2 months but it feels better and better each day. I wanna be back ASAP to help the lads achieve our goal.”

The injury is unlikely to affect Cox’s Ireland career however, with the striker likely to be fit in time for the side’s next game – a home friendly against Poland on 6 February.

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