a round up from Derby County’s treatment room
Striker Martyn Waghorn, Duane Holmes, Tom Lawrence and Krystian Bielik all remain sidelined as Derby County prepare to face Preston North End in the Carabao Cup.
Here is a run down of the players out injured.
What Phillip Cocu has said: It is difficult to say how long he will need because it depends how he will progress. He will be out a little bit longer than we expected, he had a setback.
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Injury: Shoulder – damaged it playing against Leeds United in the final home game of last season. Had surgery to repair the injury.
What Phillip Cocu has said: It takes more time than we expected, that is bad news for us. It is definite some weeks because he is not participating in team sessions.
Injury: Knee – Anterior Cruciate Ligament damage while playing for the under-23s against Tottenham Hotspur in January.
What Phillip Cocu has said: He is training parts of the session. If we have a passing drill or a warm-up, he joins in, also in some afternoon sessions indoors in small groups with small goals,” Cocu added. That is an important step for him. We still have to be cautious in loads, we have to build up and get him slowly integrated in team training. For him it is a real positive, a big boost, but still there is some way to go before he can enjoy the whole training session and think about playing a game.