Morgan requires surgery
Nottingham Forest have confirmed that uncompromising centre-half Wes Morgan requires an operation.
By Chris Burton
Last Updated: 23/12/08 10:56am
Nottingham Forest have confirmed that uncompromising centre-half Wes Morgan requires a hernia operation.
The defender has been playing through the pain barrier in recent weeks, but it is only a matter time before he will require surgery in an effort to resolve the problem.
However, with the 24-year-old being vital to the Reds' Championship survival bid, Colin Calderwood admits the club will delay sending Morgan under the knife for as long as possible.
"Wes has a hernia that needs to be looked at. He needs an operation and we will look at the opportune moment to do that," the Scot told the Nottingham Evening Post.
"He will be out for two weeks or so, as long as there are no complications. If it goes well, he could be back sooner.
"As long as he is okay to play and train, we will leave it for now. But we will monitor things carefully.
"We have cover at the back. We have Luke Chambers and Joel Lynch, as well as James Perch and Julian Bennett who can all play in that area, so it is not a problem."
It is that strength in depth which allowed Calderwood to place former club captain Ian Breckin on the transfer list last week.
"It was a mutual decision," he added.
"We wanted to give a good pro and a good player the opportunity to play some regular first-team football.
"We want him to find a club, not only for this season but for the next one as well, because he is fit enough to play for another season.
"It was a joint decision. Ian knows the situation and he has always been excellent around the club. There has been no negativity from him.
"There is a story there I suppose, but it is not a bad one. There has been no problem."