Derby County defender Jayden Bogle’s injury is not as severe as first feared.
According to the Derbyshire Telegraph, assistant manager Jody Morris has issued an update on the fitness of the 18-year-old after he was forced off during the first half of Saturday’s win over Preston North End at Pride Park.
Bogle was substituted with an ankle injury that has been examined and discovered the extent of the damage was nothing more than a sprained ankle.
Due to the injury, the defender who made his Rams debut away at Millwall two weeks ago is set to miss Derby’s Carabao Cup tie against Hull City on Tuesday evening.
Speaking on the injury update, ahead of the League Cup fixture, Morris told the Derbyshire Telegraph:”It’s not as bad as we first thought it might be.
“It was such a shame for him, because he was doing excellently. He started really well against Preston but not only that, he’s done great considering he only recently made his debut. He’s been a breath of fresh air, to be honest, someone so young and so calm and accomplished on the ball.”
It is a shame for the young defender who has impressed during his first three games in a Derby shirt.
Having taken the place of Andre Wisdom, the 18-year-old was quickly making a positive impression amongst the Pride Park faithful.
With the injury curtailing his initial success in the Rams’ defence, he will have to come back stronger and look to fight his way back into the first-team picture.
Wisdom will be recalled, and it will be down to him to keep the bright upstart out of the side once he is fit again.
The competition for places is rife in the right-back spot, and it will only benefit Frank Lampard and his Derby side going forward.