Lyle Taylor and Naby Sarr have reacted to the news that former teammate and current Derby man Krystian Bielik has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.
The 22-year-old suffered the injury playing for Derby’s under-23’s on Monday whilst he served a three game suspension for his red card against Charlton.
It is not known what the scale of the issue is at this stage, but Bielik will definitely not feature for the Rams again this season, and will also miss the chance of making it to this summer’s European Championships with Poland.
The Polish defensive midfielder has featured a total of 21 times for Derby County this term after his summer switch from Arsenal.
He spent last season on loan at Charlton Athletic while still contracted to the Gunners, impressing under Lee Bowyer in League One as the Addicks achieved promotion back to the Championship.
Bielik took to Instagram to address his followers after this latest injury setback, with the defender responding with a defiant message, as he counts on his determination to get back to the right physical condition.
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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 🙏🏻❤️
Former Addicks teammates Lyle Taylor and Naby Sarr also sent their well wishes to the 22-year-old in response to the post, encouraging their former teammate to get through this tough period in his career.
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There is no doubt that both Lyle Taylor and Naby Sarr will be feeling for their former teammate at the moment.
To suffer a serious knee injury at such a young age can change a player for the rest of their career and it’s obviously a major blow for Bielik who would have been dreaming of going to Euro 2020 as well.
Luckily, Bielik will have the best possible people around him at Derby to aid with his recovery.