Leeds United defender Diego Llorente looks set to miss the start of the Premier League season, according to LUFCFANZONE.
The Lowdown: Llorente’s injury
The Spaniard, who made the move to Elland Road last year in a deal worth £18m, went off injured for the Whites against Real Betis last weekend.
Llorente made way after just 24 minutes, shortly after Betis took the lead against Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
The 27-year-old hasn’t featured since with Phil Hay stating the centre-back suffered a muscle pull, but it wasn’t serious.
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The Latest: Source shares update
LUFCFANZONE were informed by a source close to Llorente to share an update on his condition.
They posted on Twitter on Thursday morning, stating Llorente ‘has a leg muscle injury which will take 2-3 weeks to heal’.
The source added that it is ‘not major but he probably won’t be ready for the start of the Premier League season’.
The Verdict: A worry
Llorente’s first season with Leeds were plagued by injuries, so this latest update comes as a worry.
He missed half of the previous Premier League campaign with groin and hamstring issues, so hopefully, the latest injury isn’t a reoccurring one.
Should it take three weeks, Llorente may also be a doubt for the trip to Burnley, so it’s not exactly ideal news for Bielsa, who made the defender a regular in his side towards the end of last season.
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