Derby County are fearing the worst as they wait to discover the extent of Curtis Davies’ injury that forced him off in the defeat to Stoke last night.
The experienced centre-back was replaced by Fikayo Tomori just before half-time as the Rams fell to a 2-1 defeat against former manager Gary Rowett.
And, the club shared an update on the 33-year-old’s situation with boss Frank Lampard addressing the situation at his press conference today.
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The Chelsea legend said that Davies has suffered an Achilles injury and will be sent to see a specialist but Lampard admitted it doesn’t look good.
Should Derby’s concerns prove to be correct, the former West Brom man would be set for a long spell out, which will be a big blow for the player after an injury-hit campaign so far.
Davies missed almost two months after damaging his hamstring in the opening day win at Reading and then initially struggled to win his place back.
However, he has started to feature a lot more recently and was handed a start at the bet365 stadium.
Tomori is sure to come in to partner Richard Keogh for the weekend clash against Swansea.
Obviously we have to wait for confirmation but the comments from Lampard suggest that Davies could be set for a long lay-off and that’s awful news.
Firstly, for the player who has already struggled with injuries this season and he will be frustrated by this.
Also for the team and, depending on the severity, it could force Lampard into the market in January.
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