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Derby’s Thorne suffers double leg break

11 May

George Thorne

George Thorne’s injury will rule him out of Derby’s Championship play-off semi-finals against Hull

Derby County midfielder George Thorne will miss his side’s play-off campaign after suffering a double leg break, the Championship club have confirmed.

Thorne, 23, was hurt in Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat by Ipswich and is expected to be out of action for three months.

The Rams face Hull City in their second-tier play-off semi-final.

“Would love to be involved in the play-offs but not to be. Wishing my team-mates all the best!” ex-West Bromwich Albion man Thorne said on Twitter.

Ipswich midfielder Jonathan Douglas, who was involved in the incident with left Thorne injured, had earlier posted a message on social media wishing the Derby man a “speedy recovery”.

Douglas added: “Absolutely gutted with what happened with George. In no way did I intend on hurting him – I was just trying to block his shot and help my team.

“I did apologise to him on the pitch and would like to put it on record again that I am sorry.”

Thorne has played 36 games for Derby in 2015-16, having missed most of the previous campaign with a serious knee injury.

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