Derby County ace George Thorne gives injury recovery update

Derby County midfielder George Thorne has said he will not be rushing back as he waits for his knee to heal.

As signings go, George Thorne's transfer to Derby County may be the unluckiest of the summer.

After clinching a switch from West Brom in early July, the midfielder went down with a cruciate knee ligament injury.

While possible he could yet feature late in the season, Thorne is making no promises, and setting no targets, publicly at least.

He told Derby's website: “Everyone knows you can’t rush these injuries and I’ll be back when I am ready and it feels right,” he said.

“That may be sooner, but it could be later – it really depends how things pan out. 

“I've had a successful operation and a good few weeks of rehabilitation but I have to take it each day and week as it comes."

The 21-year-old had cost the Rams £2 million, but with a contract until 2018, he is clearly focusing on being a success in the long-term, rather than risking that to focus on the immediate future.

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