Notts County's Keith Curle hopeful over Jonathan Forte injury

Notts players congratulate Jonathan Forte after one of his goals in the hat-trick against Charlton

Notts County manager Keith Curle is hopeful on-loan striker Jonathan Forte will not be out for the season despite fracturing three bones in his face.

Curle told BBC Radio Nottingham: "It's a nasty knock. He has three fractures, one to his cheekbone, one in his eye socket and one to his tooth lining.

"Hopefully within two to three weeks we will see some improvement."

Curle added: "He is having the bones realigned and it just depends how much movement is involved."

Forte has scored five goals in 11 games for Notts.