Poland national team boss Jerzy Brzeczek says Derby County’s Krystian Bielik will be unavailable to face Macedonia on Sunday, Futbolnews.pl report.
Bielik missed Poland’s recent encounter with Latvia through injury.
A report in midweek claimed the former Arsenal man suffered a thigh injury during training on Tuesday. He couldn’t compete a day later as he withdrew in pain.
Bielik was absent from Poland’s squad for the 3-0 win in Latvia. And now, Brzeczek has told Polish reporters that he is also ruled out of the clash against Macedonia.
Krystian is not at our disposal because of injury. The rest of the players are ready to play.
In his place, Poland are likely to include Leeds United’s Mateusz Klich in the XI.
It’s a blow for Derby who have suffered from injuries so far this season.
The Rams were without Jayden Bogle for more than a month. Tom Huddlestone is currently ruled out, and Richard Keogh won’t be back until late 2020 with an ACL injury.
Krystian Bielik had just been starting to gain full fitness at Derby since his £10 million summer move from Arsenal, while playing in his best role as a central midfielder.
Bielik and Graeme Shinnie were superb in the recent 2-0 win over Luton Town.
Phillip Cocu will be cursing his luck. However, Polsatsport suggest the injury isn’t too bad and Bielik may be available to face Serbia for Poland U21s next Tuesday.