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Chelsea and Manchester City stars send Instagram messages to PNE's Izzy Brown

Preston fans were excited when Izzy Brown signed up over the summer, but he has already suffered a crushing injury blow.

The playmaker arrived on a free transfer from Chelsea after his contract at Stamford Bridge ended, and he seemed so excited to finally have a home.

Having been out on loan numerous times, Brown finally had a permanent club in Preston, and he was bigger up as a player with quality and creativity in the final third.

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Brown made his debut against Celtic on Saturday, but is now facing months out of action.

Preston have confirmed that Brown has suffered a torn Achilles, and will now be missing months – likely until around January or February.

Having endured so many injuries in the past, this freak blow is a killer for Brown, and we can all sympathise with the midfielder.

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Brown took to Instagram to post an emotional message about his new setback, and players from far and wide flocked to send him supportive messages.

Chelsea duo Reece James and Ben Chilwell both offered their support to Brown, as did AC Milan’s former Blues ace Fikayo Tomori.

Manchester City’s Nathan Ake joined in, as did the likes of Luke Ayling, Adam Armstrong, Ademola Lookman, Axel Tuanzebe and Ryan Bertrand.

Here are just some of the messages Brown received on Instagram after his injury nightmare…

Nathan Ake: Stay strong bro

Luke Ayling: Keep your head up man. A lot of people right behind you

Aden Flint: Love ya man, keep your head up brother

Adam Armstrong: Keep your head up mate!

Moses Odubajo: Power through champ

Lucas Piazon: Speedy recovery bro, stay strong

Romaine Sawyers: You got this lil bro

Fikayo Tomori: Back stronger bro

Mark Hudson: You will come back from this set back. You are a fighter and will do what it takes. Keep the head up champ

Tim Krul: Stay strong pal. You will be back and stronger, keep fighting

Ademola Lookman: Strength & Blessings

Reece James: You’ll be back stronger than ever bro

Mat Ryan: Well said bro and wish you a speedy recovery

Axel Tuanzebe: Come back pending let’s go!

Ben Chilwell: U got this bro

Ryan Bertrand: Stay strong bro

Ola Aina: You got this brave

Barry Douglas: Just another hurdle you will undoubtedly overcome my bro

Jacob Murphy: You’ve got this bro! Stay strong and smash the rehab. All behind you

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