Derby County captain Richard Keogh might be out for up to 15 months after sustaining knee ligament damage on the night of a crash that led to the arrest of 2 of his team-mates.
Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett were charged with drink-driving following the event in Derby’s Allestree location on Tuesday, 24 September.
Derby stated that Keogh, 33, had actually been hurt in an “alcohol-related event”.
The protector was initially eliminated for the remainder of the season.
Nevertheless, the Republic of Ireland centre-back may now be out up until December 2020.
The crash followed a team-building dinner, and Derby have said there will be a “rigorous internal investigation”.
A statement added that those involved “understand they will pay a heavy cost for their actions” however likewise said they would be supported with their “rehab back into the squad and team”.
Lawrence and Bennett were both left out of the squad for Saturday’s 3-2 win over Birmingham City, their first home victory of the season.