Nigerian forward Taiwo Awoniyi is on the road to recovery from a groin injury which has kept him sidelined since January. The 25-year-old had just scored the decisive goal for Nottingham Forest against Southampton when he picked up the injury and had to leave the pitch.
Since joining Forest last summer from German side Union Berlin, Awoniyi has been slowly adjusting to life in the Premier League and had started delivering value for the team before the injury.
Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper has confirmed that Awoniyi is “progressing well” and is back in training, although he is not yet able to kick a ball. He has scored four goals in 16 league appearances this season.
Meanwhile, there is bad news for Watford as midfielder Tom Dele-Bashiru will miss the rest of the season due to an ankle injury. The 23-year-old has not played since damaging ankle ligaments in December, and has since picked up another ankle problem in training.
Midfielder Edo Kayembe, 24, will also be out for the same period with a calf strain, and has been out of action since November. Former West Ham youth player Ngakia, 22, and Ferreira are also out for the past five weeks and mid-January respectively due to hamstring issues.
It will be a long road to recovery for these players, but with the right care and support from their teams, they can look forward to a return to the pitch soon.