Derby County announced this afternoon that left back Craig Forsyth and winger Mason Bennett are both set for “lengthy” spells on the treatment table, after picking up “significant injuries”.
Derby County defender Craig Forsyth has suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage, now making it the third time the Scotsman has suffered a serious injury in a matter of years. He ruptured his cruciate ligament in the 2015/16 Championship season, and picked up another ACL injury in the 2016/17 Championship season, which saw him miss 48 games of football.
Academy graduate Mason Bennett earned his way into manager Frank Lampard’s plans after the arrival of the former Chelsea captain, making 17 appearances in all competitions so far this season. Fans label the 22-year-old as ‘one of their own’, after he became the club’s youngest ever player when he made his debut for The rams aged just 15 years old in 2011.
Unsurprisingly, Derby fans have been largely supportive of the duo upon the announcement, wishing both Forsyth and Bennett the best of luck in their recovery ahead of their long spells out of the game.
Absolutely gutted, particularly for Fozzy, the guy always gives his all for the club, often in the face of severe & unfair criticism…the lad deserves some luck. @Masonbennett20 is young enough to come back stronger but a shame when he had just cemented his place in the squad!
— Mick Yates (@ymick60) November 13, 2018
Terrible news. The intensity of the Championship is unforgiving for some players.
— Perky (@Perky1106) November 13, 2018
Gutted for them both but not surprised. Both of them knew on Saturday that they were serious injuries. Let’s hope both can get back before end of the season.
— nigel seymour (@seymournj) November 13, 2018
So disappointed for both players; both in great form and a big part of our exciting football so far this season. Stay strong, guys – you'll be back!
— Angie Kerry (@KerryAngie) November 13, 2018
Gutted for him, fozzy has had a torrid time with injuries in the past 3 seasons, he’s been superb this season whilst under a lot of scrutiny
— sadler or something (@markvondan) November 13, 2018
So unlucky with injuries this pair..Forsyth been showing good form under Lampard and Bennett playing regularly. All the best to both.. https://t.co/6EL0cFxOup
— RamsChat (@Rams_Chat) November 13, 2018
You’ve made a real difference on the pitch and with team morale this season mason. Your interviews have shown your mature, positive attitude as well. See you back on the pitch soon.
— Charlie whewell (@CwhewellWhewell) November 13, 2018