Will Hughes: Derby midfielder out for six months with knee injury

Derby County midfielder Will Hughes has been ruled out for six months with a knee injury.

Hughes damaged anterior cruciate ligaments in his right knee during the club’s opening game of the Championship season against Bolton on Saturday.

The 20-year-old seemed to get his foot caught in the turf and had to be taken off on a stretcher after 33 minutes of the 0-0 draw at the Macron Stadium.

He will have surgery this week and is set to be sidelined until February.

The England Under-21 international has played 138 games for the Rams since making his debut as a 16-year-old in November 2011.

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