Derby County midfielder Krystian Bielik has opened up for the first time since learning of his season ending injury and he has thanked coaches, teammates and fans for their support.
The former Arsenal man has been ruled out for the rest of the Championship season after suffering a serious knee injury last week in the U23 fixture against Tottenham Hotspur.
Signing for the Rams last summer, Bielik was due to make a return to first team action after serving a three match ban for getting sent off against Charlton, and the club’s idea was to get him back up to full fitness by playing against Spurs last Monday night.
However, during the game, Bielik went down injured in the 18th minute and was forced off on a stretcher in what looked like obvious discomfort.
Bielik made 21 appearances in all competitions up until his injury, playing an important part in Cocu’s central midfield.
Sharing his first thoughts of the injury via his official Instagram, the Polish international revealed his unhappiness but also his determination to bounce back.
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I’m absolutely gutted to have suffered a knee injury which will force me to miss the rest of the season. I will face this challenge with a strong mentality and with the determination to do everything required of me in my rehabilitation work to come back in the best possible condition. I would like to thank the coaching staff, my team-mates and all my fans for their messages of support. I will give my all to be a positive influence to play my part and help my team-mates in any way possible off the field. See you soon 🙏🏻❤️
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Absolutely gutting for the midfielder who was just settling in to the Derby side and taking on board Cocu’s playing style and ideas.
He will undoubtedly bounce back with the support of Derby’s medical staff, but Cocu will be hoping his absence is not missed too much.
Wayne Rooney can act as a replacement for the young midfielder, but Cocu will be eagerly anticipating his return next season…