Some Derby County supporters have taken to Twitter to comment on the latest news saying defender Curtis Davies injured his achilles in the midweek draw at Brentford.

The 35-year-old has been a rock for Derby at times this season.

In his 11 Championship starts, the Rams have only conceded nine times.

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But Davies was stretchered off in the second half of the 0-0 draw at Brentford in midweek following an awkward fall. It appeared innocuous which is never a good sign.

Interim manager Wayne Rooney has since told reporters Davies has injured his achilles and will be out long-term (Athletic). Here are how some Derby fans responded to the news.

Davies started the season as arguably the fifth choice centre-back.

But after shipping eight goals in the opening three games, Davies came back into the side as part of a three-man defence and helped the Rams become more solid.

His first game back was the 1-0 win at Norwich City – Phillip Cocu’s last win before his exit.

Sole interim manager Wayne Rooney has since moved back to a back four. And Davies was reinstated following the 3-0 thrashing away at Middlesbrough.

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Aside from his defensive ability, the Derby captain has vast experience. His injury leaves a void and may now force Derby to bring in extra defensive cover in January.

With his contract expiring in the summer of 2021, Derby supporters are right to fear that a lengthy injury could mean he has already played his last game at Pride Park.

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