Derby County have posted an image of Krystian Bielik back in training, which has drawn an excited reaction from many fans of the East Midlands club.
The midfielder suffered a second season-ending ACL injury back in just over a year back in January.
Bielik joined the club permanently from Arsenal in 2019 but missed the majority of his debut season at Pride Park with a similar injury to the same knee.
The Poland international returned to first team action in November 2020 and quickly became a key player for the Rams but disaster struck again as he picked his second serious injury in as many seasons against Bristol City two months later.
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Derby have endured a difficult period since both on and off the field – narrowly staying up but seeing takeover deals fall through, players leave, and their preparations for 2021/22 hampered by a transfer embargo.
It seems there is some good news for the Pride Park faithful, however, with Bielik pictured back on the grass training ahead of his long-awaited return.
Things you L̲O̲V̲E̲ to see! 😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/yTYCWvxEJ5
— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) July 26, 2021
The update has certainly caused a stir among the Rams fanbase, with many supporters taking to Twitter to voice their excitement.
Read their reaction here:
The hope this gives me is unmatched https://t.co/sLIdXHc6WL
— Taylor (@TaylorThorne97) July 26, 2021
Best player in the Championship 👑🐏 https://t.co/W51DdRMIR3
— George🏴 (@dcfcGeorge_) July 26, 2021
our literal saviour
— joe ❁ (@jxe_l) July 26, 2021
Best player in the championship
— b😮💨 (@blakedcfc) July 26, 2021
— Robert DeSilva (@RobertDeSilva8) July 26, 2021
— Alistair robertson (@alirobertson89) July 26, 2021
— Wojciech Piątek (@JuveTillEnd) July 27, 2021
— Tommy Austin (@tommyaustin100) July 26, 2021