By Rebecca Williams
Last Updated: 30/09/19 5: 10 pm
Derby captain Richard Keogh might be out till December 2020 after damaging 2 knee ligaments in last week’s auto accident.
Scans have confirmed the 33- year-old harmed his anterior cruciate ligament and his medial collateral ligament in the collision that saw two of his team-mates charged with drink-driving
Keogh, who is into the last 18 months of his Rams agreement, might for that reason be sidelined for as long as 15 months.
Rams boss Phillip Cocu admitted Keogh was “very down” and felt responsible for what took place, prior to he missed the 3-2 win versus Birmingham on Saturday, for which Curtis Davies was made skipper.
The Derby squad were supposed to have actually been playing foot-golf last Tuesday however it was drizzled off, and instead they went bowling, followed by a “scheduled team-building dinner”.
However, right before midnight, there was a car mishap on the A6 in Allestree and Mason Bennett and Wales worldwide Tom Lawrence were arrested and later on charged with drink driving.
The Rams said recently that the gamers involved would “pay a heavy rate” for what had actually happened, but Davies required the club not to desert Bennett and Lawrence in the wake of the occurrence.
Bennett and Lawrence trained with their Derby team-mates on Monday and remain in contention to deal with Barnsley on Wednesday.
There will be a strenuous club investigation but Sky Sports News understands that any penalties from the Rams will be imposed once legal procedures are total.
Bennett and Lawrence will appear in court on October 15.