Derby fans react on Twitter to confirmation of George Thorne’s double leg-break

Derby County’s George Thorne will miss the upcoming playoffs with injury.

Derby County fans have taken to social networking site Twitter following confirmation of the extent of George Thorne’s injury picked up in the recent 1-0 home defeat to Ipswich Town.

The Rams’ holding midfielder is seemingly prone to bad luck, and his latest horrific injury couldn’t have come at a worse time as the club prepare for the upcoming Championship playoffs.

Caretaker boss Darren Wassall took a risk by again naming a full strength side to face Ipswich despite their top six spot being confirmed weeks ago, citing momentum as his reasoning.

Derby headed into the game boasting a six-game unbeaten league run and the club were eager to go one further, yet on the flip side many supporters questioned why key players were not rested.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, and after the match perhaps Wassall would have played it differently as not only did Derby lose the game, but they also lost a vita player for the playoffs.

Thorne was caught by Ipswich midfielder Jonathan Douglas while attempting a shot, and in the most unfortunate circumstances, the impact caused the Derby man’s lower leg to buckle.

The club’s official website has confirmed the injury as a double leg-break, and the former West Bromwich Albion man is now expected to face at least three months out of action.

Writing on Twitter upon hearing the news, Derby fans were naturally downbeat though there is a sense of slight optimism that he could be back for the early stages of next season.

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