Derby’s Krystian Bielik out for a “significant period” with reoccurrence of ACL injury

Derby County midfielder Krystian Bielik is facing months on the sidelines after scans revealed damage to the Polish Internationals anterior crucial ligament in his right knee.

The Rams’ club record signing has suffered another ACL injury in his right knee, during Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Bristol City. This is yet another setback for the Pole, as he had just over a year ago recovered from the same injury.

Bielik’s injury will see him ruled out for the rest of the Championship season, and potentially this summer’s European Championships.

“It is hard to write this message but I wanted to provide everyone with an update from myself,” Bielik wrote on his Instagram account.

“I am absolutely devastated that I have damaged the ACL in my right knee which means I will miss the rest of the season.

“To all my supporters – thank you for your kind messages and best wishes. It means so much to me.

“I can only promise you one thing. I will give my absolute everything in my rehabilitation work to come back in the best condition I can be in and I will be giving my full support to my team mates for the rest of the season.”

“I know what it takes to come back and I have wonderful support around me from my family, friends, teams mates and staff at Derby County and National Team.”

Ram’s manager Wayne Rooney revealed the severity of Bielik’s injury, and described how the midfielder’s absence “is a blow to everyone at the club.”

“He will have a long time to come back now, but he knows what to do. He has been there before and we will give him every bit of help we can for him to come back stronger.” Said Rooney

“It is a blow to everyone at the club, but more importantly a blow for himself. He came back into the team in December and did really well. He was giving himself a great chance of going to the European Championships in the summer with Poland.” 

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