Nottingham Forest: Chris Cohen will recover, says Steve Wigley

Chris Cohen
Cohen was named Forest skipper by manager Stuart Pearce at the start of the season

Nottingham Forest assistant manager Steve Wigley says captain Chris Cohen will make a full recovery from a third serious knee injury in three years.

The 27-year-old has been ruled out for nine months with the injury he sustained in Sunday's draw with Derby.

Wigley said: "It's a huge blow for Chris and the club. He is a very good player and a fantastic person. We will miss him him on the pitch and off it.

"But I have no doubts he'll come back. He knows what he has to come through."

The midfielder suffered knee ligament damage in September 2011 and was ruled out for a year and missed most of last season with a cruciate knee ligament injury sustained in November.