James Wilson in action for Manchester United back in 2015
Derby County striker James Wilson is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after sustaining an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
The 20-year-old on loan from Manchester United suffered the injury during a training session with the Championship side on Monday.
Wilson has since undergone surgery and is expected to be out for up to 12 months. The England U-21 international will carry out his rehabilitation programme at United’s Aon Training Complex in his attempt to regain full fitness.
The striker joined Derby on a season-long loan deal from the Premier League giants in August and, prior to being sidelined, had made three starts and a further appearance off the bench.
Derby boss Steve McClaren said on the club’s official website: “It’s incredibly disappointing news that James has suffered an injury like this.
“Only last week I was saying how much I was looking forward to working with him because he is an exciting young talent.
“I know that he will bounce back from this disappointment, especially as well as being a very good player he is also a strong and determined character.”