Leeds United were handed a huge injury blow in their recent 2-1 win over Swansea City after Kemar Roofe damaged his knee ligaments.
The Yorkshire club, however, could be about to receive a boost elsewhere with Jack Clarke closing in on a return to the first team.
According to Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay, Clarke, who was taken ill in a 1-1 draw against Middlesbrough at the Riverside last Saturday, has started doing in door gym work after tests showed he was suffering from a virus.
In the last few weeks, the 18-year-old has been in great form with things really heating up at the top of the Championship table, making a quick return to Marcelo Bielsa’s squad massive.
Against Derby County last month, in particular, Clarke impressed down the right-hand side as he gave Max Lowe a torrid time.
The Leeds academy product was able to beat the Derby left-back on either side with his dribbling skill before whipping in dangerous crosses with Roofe profiting from one of them to put Bielsa’s side 1-0 up.
With all of that in mind, the sooner Leeds have Clarke available again, the better, especially with another key attacker in Roofe sidelined at a crucial part of the campaign.