Injured Derby County star posts on Instagram after Arsenal pair make hospital visit

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Two out-of-action Gunners visited the Rams' George Thorne following his operation.

A pair of England internationals paid a visit to injured Derby County midfielder George Thorne on Monday.

Arsenal duo Carl Jenkinson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, themselves both sidelined, joined two friends at Thorne's Cromwell Hospital bedside.

The Rams star suffered a double leg break in Saturday's Championship finale against Ipswich Town and will miss his side's upcoming play-off campaign as a result.

"Thanks to my boys for paying a visit after my successful operation last night," posted Thorne, who is expected to return in August at the earliest.


Thanks to my boys for paying a visit after my successful operation last night

A photo posted by George Thorne (@gthorne34) on

Oxlade-Chamberlain, who played in various England youth teams with Thorne, was recently delivered a blow of his own after Arsene Wenger, his manager at Arsenal, revealed he had "no chance" of playing at Euro 2016 following a training ground injury.

Jenkinson is also out of contention, having suffered a "significant" knee injury while on loan to West Ham United, prompting his early return to the Emirates Stadium.

Derby, who face fourth-placed Hull City in the play-offs, were recently boosted by the return to fitness of another midfielder Will Hughes, while two more, Jeff Hendrick and Bradley Johnson, could return to the starting line-up for Saturday's semi-final first leg.

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