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The Nottingham Forest striker may be back in contention for the encounter between Germany and Ireland in October as injury fears are allayed

Nottingham Forest striker Simon Cox may be fit for the Republic of Ireland's World Cup qualifier against Germany in October after it was revealed that his injury is not as bad as first feared.

The 25-year-old sustained a foot injury in Ireland's 4-1 victory over Oman at Craven Cottage and it was feared that he had broken his metatarsal, but scans have shown that there is no fracture.

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

Cox is a recent signing at the City Ground, having joined from Premier League side West Brom for a fee in the region of £2 million.

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