Cox cleared of injury after scan

Fears that Nottingham Forest striker Simon Cox had suffered a broken foot have been allayed by hospital scans, the club have confirmed.

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Nottingham Forest's Simon Cox

Cox was forced off late on in the Republic of Ireland's 4-1 friendly win over Oman on Tuesday evening.

It was thought the 25-year-old may have broken a metatarsal in his foot but X-rays have revealed only slight ligament damage.

A statement on Forest's official website read: "He underwent a scan on Wednesday afternoon which showed he has suffered slight ligament damage rather than a fracture.

"Cox will almost certainly miss Saturday's home date with Birmingham."

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