Derby County midfielder George Thorne won't rush back from knee injury

Thorne won't rush recovery
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Derby County midfielder George Thorne insists that he won't rush back from a serious knee injury.

Derby County new boy George Thorne has insisted that he won't rush back from a serious knee injury this season.

After playing for the Rams on loan from West Bromwich Albion last season, 21-year-old Thorne made the switch to the iPro Stadium permanent over the summer but then ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in a pre-season friendly.

"Everyone knows you can't rush these injuries and I'll be back when I am ready and it feels right," Thorne, who was ruled out for nine months, told the club website.

"That may be sooner, but it could be later – it really depends how things pan out.

"I've had a successful operation and a good few weeks of rehabilitation but I have to take it each day and week as it comes."

The central midfielder put pen to paper on a four-year contract with the Championship club.

Stuart Gray manager of Sheffield Wednesday looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United at Hillsborough Stadium on January 11, 2014
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