DERBY County hope to have midfielder Jeff Hendrick back in action by the end of this month. Hendrick dislocated his shoulder during Saturday's 1-1 draw with Ipswich Town at the iPro Stadium.
The Republic of Ireland international has seen a specialist and been told he will not need surgery as part of his rehabilitation.
"After undergoing a series of tests and visiting a specialist earlier this morning, it has been confirmed that Jeff Hendrick will not need to go under the knife in order to return to fitness," said a Rams statement.
"He will instead work on a short rehabilitation with the Rams' medical team at the training centre."