Derby midfielder Jordon Ibe says he’s in a “darkish place” and “struggling with melancholy”.
The 25-year-old has made one first-team look since becoming a member of Derby on a free switch in September, having seen his contract at Bournemouth expire in July.
“I need to apologise to all my followers world wide,” Ibe wrote on Instagram on Thursday.
“I’ve discover (sic) myself in a darkish place, as a consequence of struggling with melancholy.
“It is no scheme for the media or to have my identify in your mouths, I simply discover issues arduous really.
“I respect all of the love and messages from everybody.
“Instances are arduous normally as a consequence of this pandemic. I’ve the complete help from my household and Derby County soccer membership.
“I’ll repair myself and this example, which I am 100 per cent dedicated to. Not just for my household, shut pal or my daughter however for me.”
Ibe joined Bournemouth from Liverpool in a £16m deal in 2016, however went on to attain three objectives in 44 Premier League appearances throughout his 4 years on the membership.
The previous England U21 worldwide was banned from driving for 16 months in March final yr after crashing right into a London espresso store, earlier than revealing later in 2020 that he had begun rehabilitation to enhance his psychological well being.
Talking on Thursday – earlier than Ibe’s social media publish – Derby boss Wayne Rooney mentioned he was anticipating the midfielder to return to coaching “within the subsequent few days”.
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