Scotland defender Craig Forsyth ruled out for rest of season with cruciate ligament injury



Scotland defender Craig Forsyth has been ruled out for the rest of the season with anterior cruciate ligament damage, Derby County manager Paul Clement has confirmed.

The former Dundee and Watford left back sustained the knee injury in the first half of the November 3 victory over Queens Park Rangers.

(Pic: Richard Croft)
Forsyth faces eight months on sidelines (Pic: Richard Croft)


Forsyth, who picked up his fourth cap in June’s 1-1 Euro 2016 qualifying draw with Ireland in Dublin, is facing up to eight months on the sidelines at the English Championship promotion hopefuls.

Clement said: “Craig had surgery on Wednesday morning, which was a success – a straightforward ACL reconstruction, and he starts his road to recovery now.

“He will not be back before the end of the season. It is seven or eight months with that kind of surgery.”