Nottingham Forest have confirmed that captain Chris Cohen has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.
The Reds immediately feared the worst for the 26-year-old when he limped off in
Saturday's 1-1 draw against Burnley.
Scans revealed the midfielder, who made his 250th start for the club, suffered cruciate ligament damage.
Forest added that it is not a recurrence of the
2011 knee injury that forced him out for nearly a year.
Cohen signed a
new three-and-a-half year deal
at the City Ground in October 2012, having only just returned from the long-term injury.
He has made 17 appearances in all competitions for the fifth-placed Reds this season.