Nottingham Forest striker Dexter Blackstock has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after sustaining a knee injury whilst on-loan at Leeds United.

It comes three years after the forward suffered a similar injury in the colours of Forest, but the latest injury isn't thought to be a reoccurence, report the Forest medical staff.

The former Southampton and QPR man had scored once in four games since his Leeds loan started in October.

The injury comes as a huge blow for the Antiguan international, who was just starting to get his career up and running again after a stuttering season for Forest, featuring only three times.

Leeds assistant manager told their official website: "He fitted in really well and you can see from his performances how much he brought to the team."

The striker had forged a good partnership with 15-goal man Ross McCormack, providing the perfect foil for the instinctive goalscorer. Their on-field relationship was receiving rave reviews from the Leeds faithful.

Blackstock was a major contributor to the good league finishes Nottingham Forest have managed since he joined in 2009, managing 30 goals since the start of the 2009/10 season, many of those games spent as a lone striker.

Starts were hard to come by for Blackstock in the early stages of the 2013/14 season, and he took the loan opportunity when it came at Elland Road.

Ironically, Forest's No.23 will be sharing the treatment room for a long period of time with Chris Cohen again, after they both suffered major injuries three years ago.

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