According to a report by Sportowefakty, Derby County’s Krystian Bielik has been ruled out of Poland’s upcoming game against Latvia with a thigh injury.
The report claims the Rams ace suffered a quadricep muscle injury during Tuesday’s training session. Bielik tried to participate on Wednesday but stopped after a few minutes.
It was said that Bielik was in too much pain to continue as it appears more severe than first imagined. It’s a potential blow for the player and the Poland national team.
Poland head to bottom-placed Latvia looking to consolidate their place at the top of group G. They lead second-placed Slovenia by two points, with Austria a further point back.
Bielik only made his Poland debut in September, starting the 0-0 draw at Austria.
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Derby will be hoping the injury is nothing serious. The Rams have been incredibly unlucky this season with key players missing chunks of the campaign with injury.
Jayden Bogle was the first as an ankle injury ruled him out for more than a month. Richard Keogh, meanwhile, is out for 15 months with an ACL injury sustained in an off-field incident.
Tom Huddlestone, who started every Derby game before last weekend, was the latest. He suffered a hamstring injury while scoring a penalty in the 2-2 draw at Barnsley.
Huddlestone’s injury saw Bielik move into midfield. The Pole featured alongside Graeme Shinnie in the middle of the park last weekend, helping the Rams beat Luton Town 2-0.
Bielik and Shinnie showed plenty of promise regarding a future midfield partnership.
Manager Phillip Cocu, however, will be cursing his luck at the latest news as Bielik is gradually becoming a key player at Pride Park following his £10 million summer move.