Derby's Jeff Hendrick ruled out until January

Jeff Hendrick
Hendrick made his Derby debut against Burnley last season

Derby County midfielder Jeff Hendrick has been ruled out for the Christmas and new year fixtures after suffering ankle ligament damage.

The 19-year-old midfielder was hurt in the final minute of the 1-0 defeat at Ipswich Town on Saturday and limped out of the action.

Youth-team product Hendrick signed a new contract earlier this month which keeps him at the club until 2015.

He has played 22 games this term, scoring two goals.

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