More injury woe for Federici

12 September 2017 05:47:12 EST

Bournemouth goalkeeper Adam Federici is set for a spell on the sidelines after picking up a knee injury while on international duty with Australia.

The 32-year-old had been on loan at Nottingham Forest but will return to the Cherries to have the operation. He had been set to remain at the City Ground until January 2018.

It is the same knee in which Federici damaged cartilage in February, which ended his 2016/17 season.

Federici made five appearances for Eddie Howe's team last season, two of which were in the Premier League. Bournemouth are 500/1 to be relegated this season after losing their first four top-flight matches.

Forest boss Mark Warburton said: "Bournemouth have basically rescinded the loan and taken their player back. That is a magnificent gesture on their part. The focus is on the health and wellbeing of the player.

"I would expect nothing less from somebody like Eddie Howe and Bournemouth in general but I want to say how outstanding they have been in dealing with this.

"We are very thankful about the way they have acted throughout this entire process and I am sure everyone would wish Adam the best of luck with the surgery and a swift and speedy return."

Forest are 5/2 to beat Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday and 10/3 to keep a clean sheet in the match.

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