Lewis Grabban has reacted on Twitter after the Daily Mail claimed in a report that he and Nottingham Forest’s physios had a disagreement over his achilles injury.
Grabban, 31, reported the achilles injury after playing 90 minutes against Preston North End in February. He has since missed Forest’s last two Championship outings, against Derby County and Stoke City.
The Daily Mail report claimed that Grabban is using his own fitness coach and taking his advice. That has sometimes been different to that of the Forest physios, which has caused hostility.
In the lead up to the Derby game, Forest physios reportedly questioned the extent of Grabban’s achilles problem. The striker is said to have reacted angrily, with Martin O’Neill calming things down. But Grabban has reacted on Twitter.
— Lewis Grabban (@grabbs22) March 6, 2019
Grabban has been in immaculate form for Forest this season. He has scored 16 goals in 33 games, but only once since December 1. His morale is certainly expected to be low.
An injury will be just as frustrating at this time of the season. If Grabban has sourced advice from someone he trusts, he should be left to take the advice and get on with things his own way.
To confront the striker, who is likely to be down, is foolish from the Forest physios. But as Grabban says, the whole thing could be “nonsense” anyway.