Derby County’s under-23 outfit played out a 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at Loughborough University last night.
Jordan Brown and Morgan Whittaker scored the goals for the Rams as they stayed top of Premier League 2.
The future looks seriously bright for Derby and several youngsters have been promoted to Phillip Cocu’s first-team in recent weeks.
It wasn’t all good news for Derby last night, however.
Krystian Bielik was included in the team as he looked to stay fit during his current suspension.
The Polish utility man lasted just 14 minutes, however, before leaving the field on a stretcher.
The 22-year-old cost the Rams £10 million during the summer (BBC). He was dismissed against Charlton in December and was due to return to the first-team at the weekend.
That could now be in jeopardy, given the injury sustained last night.
Derby’s squad is on the small side as it is and Cocu will be desperately disappointed if Bielik is now ruled out for a prolonged period of time.
Derby face Hull at Pride Park on Saturday, before turning their attention towards an FA Cup tie with Northampton Town.
Following Bielik’s injury, Derby fans took to Twitter to share their frustrations.
Here is a selection of tweets from some frustrated Derby County supporters:
Bielik doing his knee playing for the kids is the most Derby County incident the in most Derby County season I can ever remember #dcfc
— Chris Roe (@chris_roe78) January 13, 2020
£10mil for Bielik and hasn’t had much of a run and now his ACL’s gone, really hope he doesn’t follow in the footsteps of Thorne, that would be a real waste of money. #dcfc
— Will Stump (@WillStump1) January 13, 2020
Bielik stretchered off🥴🥴🥴 ffs why is it always the best players, we are one of the unluckiest teams when it comes to injuries, always have been
— Lewis (@LewisJubb) January 13, 2020
A new contract for Bennett and Bielik out for the season in the same day. Great
— Jacob 🇳🇱 (@JacobCooperr_) January 13, 2020
Some of the glee from so called fans regarding Bielik going down tonight are just embarrassing and disgusting . Unbelievable 😞
— mark spendlove (@MarkSpendlove) January 13, 2020
Kristian Bielik is a shambles of a signing. Feel bad he’s injured but what an awful piece of business #dcfc
— Nige (@NigeBriden) January 13, 2020
Bielik just got injured feel like he hasn’t had a chance to show the money we paid for him he knows the derby way but needs to settle down he reminds me of a younger Tom Huddlestone at his best
— alfie (@alfie93462907) January 13, 2020
Bielik has blown his knee by the sound of things in tonight U23’s game. Some luck this football club has. #dcfcfans
— Derby County Talk (@derbycountytalk) January 13, 2020
10 million on Bielik and now looks as if he’s out for a very very long time, when it comes to injuries and this club just wow!….. 🤯🤯🤯🐏
— Stefan🇳🇱Broo🐑e (@StefanBroome) January 13, 2020
Gutted for Bielik, hope it’s nothing too serious #dcfc
— Ash Fowkes (@ashfowkes1995) January 13, 2020
— Kęvïñ Dåvïš⛔️ (@Chablis72) January 13, 2020
Bielik going down holding his right knee, could be an ACL injury. Hope it's nothing serious but he looks in huge amounts of pain. Gutted for him 😢 #dcfc
— Jake Barker (@JakeBarker1212) January 13, 2020