Leeds United Injury Update: Rodrigo, Raphinha and Adam Forshaw

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Immediately after Saturday’s 2-1 win at Manchester City, Leeds United injury concerns seemingly took some glory away from the otherwise joyous occasion.

The club’s record signing, Rodrigo, missed the trip to the Etihad altogether, whilst a late tackle on Raphinha in the 89th minute left fans concerned.

The only other injured player in Leeds’ squad at present, is Adam Forshaw. The long-term absentee is making good progress though and could feature before the end of the season.

Leeds United Injury Update: Rodrigo, Raphinha and Adam Forshaw

Rodrigo and Raphinha Headline Leeds United Injury Concerns

The £30 million summer signing has struggled to make much of an impact in a Leeds United shirt thus far, albeit his season has been disrupted by injuries.

When asked about Rodrigo, Marcelo Bielsa told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “He had a problem in the last training session. So he wasn’t in conditions to participate.”

Even more worrying for Leeds fans, was the injury Raphinha picked up in the concluding minutes of the victory at City. The star winger put in another scintillating performance but was forced off after being on the receiving end of a strong Fernandinho tackle.

Asked for an update on the Brazilian, Bielsa said: “I haven’t asked, but don’t have the feeling it is anything serious.”

Other Team News

Adam Forshaw is yet to make a Premier League appearance this year and spent the majority of last season sidelined with a hip injury. It has now been 18 months since he last featured for Leeds, but he is nearing a return and could feature for the U23 side in the coming days.

Liam Cooper will now miss the next three games following the red card he received during Saturday’s clash with Manchester City.

The captain will miss the visit of Liverpool, before the much-anticipated match against Manchester United later in the month.

 

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