Henderson aiming for pre-season return

Wednesday 03 May 2023 11:45

Dean Henderson has confirmed he is out for the remainder of the season, after undergoing an operation.

The Manchester United keeper, on loan at Nottingham Forest, has posted on social media to say the surgery, related to a thigh injury, was a success.

However, the 26-year-old is confident of returning to fitness in time for pre-season, after his temporary move to Forest expires.

Henderson stands firm for Forest


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Henderson's last two games with Steve Cooper's side were particularly successful, as he was the hero of a penalty shootout win over Wolves in the Carabao Cup quarter-final and then kept a clean sheet in a 2-0 victory over East Midlands rivals Leicester City.

The injury has kept him out since January, though, meaning he made 20 appearances in total in 2022/23.

Forest signed veteran Keylor Navas on loan from Paris Saint-Germain and he has filled in, performing well in our 2-0 victory at The City Ground recently.

"Had surgery today on an ongoing issue," Henderson said on Instagram. "I'm disappointed to miss the rest of the season but surgery went well and I will be back for pre-season.

"I will be supporting the boys for the remainder of the season!"

Forest are currently battling to avoid relegation back to the Championship, as they currently lie in 18th place in the Premier League table.