Nottingham Forest will learn the full extent of AFC Bournemouth loanee Adam Federici’s injury problems this week with the player set to undergo surgery according to the Nottingham Post.

The 32-year-old Australian international goalkeeper joined The Reds on Transfer Deadline Day on a loan deal from The Cherries until January however the player sustained a knee injury whilst on international duty with The Socceroos.

Federici missed most of the second half of last season with a similar problem and there are fears that the player will face another lengthy spell out this term.

It has now been reported that the keeper will undergo surgery on his knee problem this week and parent club AFC Bournemouth will inform Nottingham Forest whether Federici has any chance of playing for them prior to the end of his loan spell.

Federici has endured a frustrating 15-month spell since joining AFC Bournemouth on a free transfer after his contract expired with Sky Bet Championship club Reading. The player made just 12 appearances in his first season at Dean Court and a mix of injury problems and being out of favour restricted the Australian to just five outings last term.

The keeper has not played a competitive fixture since January and there is a chance that Federici may not make another appearance until next year. Forest boss Mark Warburton will be hoping that this will not be the case.

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