Injury concern over striker as Derby County get ready for restart
Striker Jack Marriott is the only injury concern as Derby County prepare for a possible go back to action.
The Championship season has been suspended given that March due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the players have actually been back training at the club’s Moor Farm complex this week.
They have actually been operating in non-contact sessions and in little groups under the security procedures and assistance put down by the Federal government and the EFL.
Derby supervisor Phillip Cocu states the players are in excellent shape and spirits.
” The only player apart from Krystian Bielik (who is recuperating from a severe knee injury) is Jack Marriott with some slight groin issues,” Cocu told RamsTV.
” So he needs to adjust his training load, however we will see how that evolves in the next number of weeks.”
Bielik suffered ACL damage while playing for the under-23s versus Tottenham Hotspur in January and went through surgery.
The Polish international is making great progress, however such injuries usually keep a player out for in between 6 and 9 months.
There is excellent news about midfielders Duane Holmes and Tom Huddlestone, who were sidelined by injuries prior to football was stopped by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Holmes had actually missed 5 games with a lower-leg injury that he chose up in the 1-1 draw against Huddersfield Town on February 15.
The injury ended a run of 21 starts in the League during which he emerged as a key figure in Cocu’s group.
Huddlestone’s season has been blighted by injuries.
A hamstring injury suffered while scoring a charge in a 2-2 draw at Barnsley on October 2 kept him out for three months.
He went back to assist Derby beat Crystal Palace in an FA Cup third-round tie at Selhurst Park in January, however has actually been out with a calf issue considering that the game versus Hull City that month.
Cocu confirmed that both players are now fit.
“They remain in good condition, they signed up with the sessions, so they are part of the group now. Of course, they need some time to get back on the level of the group,” Cocu said.