Man Utd player ruled out for 'four to five weeks' with thigh injury
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Manchester United’s on-loan goalkeeper Dean Henderson has been ruled out for “four to five weeks” with a thigh injury.
Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper has confirmed the 25-year-old is set to be sidelined.
The United loanee reported suffering a grade two tear in his thigh during Forest’s win against Leicester at the weekend, which usually results in an injury layoff between four to six weeks.
The loss comes as a huge blow to Forest, with Henderson having become an integral part of the first team.
Second-choice Wayne Hennessey will start the club’s Premier League clash against Bournemouth on Saturday. However, Forest could also turn to the transfer window in the medium term.
"It is certainly a discussion point," said manager Steve Cooper.
"We have two League Cup games (against Manchester United) that Dean wouldn't have played in any way because of the loan ruling so we were always planning without him for those games.
"We need to get this weekend out of the way and see where we're at after that.
"Dean is going to be out for four to five weeks, which is obviously a blow for all of us, especially him, but these things happen and we carry on with our work and will support Dean to get fit as quickly as possible."
Henderson’s Manchester United future
The Manchester Evening News claim Ten Hag will not make a decision on Henderson’s United future until the end of the season.
However, the United academy graduate has reportedly not spoken to the Dutchman since departing the Old Trafford club at the start of the season.
Henderson is under contract at United until 2025, though admitted he was so eager to leave the club last summer he tried to finalise his loan move before Ten Hag had settled into the job.
David De Gea is the current No.1 at Old Trafford, though his contract runs out in the summer. The club are in talks to renew the Spaniard's deal on greatly reduced terms.
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