RICHARD KEOGH arrived for Derby’s clash with Wigan on crutches two weeks after team-mates Mason Bennett and Tom Lawrence were spared jail for drink-driving.
The Rams star, 33, has been ruled out for the season after being involved in a boozy car crash last month.
Keogh was left unconscious following the smash near Derby with Bennett, 23, and Lawrence, 25, both around twice the legal limit.
He had been travelling in Lawrence’s Range Rover when it crashed into the back of Bennett’s Mercedes GLC before ending up wrapped around a lamppost.
A shocking video from the night showed Bennett – who lives just three miles from the pub – vomiting in a urinal and downing lager hours before the crash.
The dad, who has a four-year-old daughter, “thought he would be OK” as he had thrown up after being “peer pressured” into necking a Jager Bomb shot.
Both drivers were nearly double the legal limit, as Bennett gave a reading of 64 microgrammes per 100 millimetres of breath and Lawrence a reading of 58.
The legal limit in England is 35.
But both Bennett and Lawrence were spared jail and were instead banned from driving for two years and ordered to carry out 180 hours of unpaid work.
And on Wednesday night, as Lawrence started Derby’s Championship clash with Wigan, Keogh watched on from the stands.
The Irish ace arrived on crutches as he took his place in the Pride Park dugout – having played every minute of Derby’s season up until the accident.