Derby County have been handed major injury worry regarding Curtis Davies.
The Rams have endured a torrid start to the season in which the club have won just two fixtures so far in the Championship.
While Wayne Rooney’s side are showing subtle signs of improvement it appears that they may have to fight on without the services of their experienced skipper.
Davies was stretchered off after 65 minutes of the 0-0 draw with Brentford after a clash with Ivan Toney, and according to interim boss Rooney, the early suggestions are that it could be a bad one.
As quoted by Derbyshire Live, Rooney said: “It doesn’t look too good for Curtis.
“We will asses him over the next day or two, and see how he is, but it doesn’t look great at the minute.
“He has been fantastic for us certainly over the last few games, he has showed his experience and been a leader for us.
“Hopefully it is not as bad as feared, on the other hand it is an opportunity for someone to come in and try and stake a claim to start.”
Asked for specifics on the injury, Rooney added: “It is something on his foot, his ankle, his Achilles. I haven’t fully got the understanding of it at the minute.”
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This is a major concern for Derby County.
The Rams need to start picking up results as soon as possible and if they’re to do that then they’ll need as much experience as they can get.
Curtis Davies is a vital player for the group, and if the injury is as bad as Rooney is suggesting then this could be a massive blow.