The Lowdown: Summerville out for the season
Summerville is among a number of Leeds players sidelined for the rest of the season and therefore hasn’t travelled with the squad for this afternoon’s crucial clash with Arsenal.
The 20-year-old picked up an ankle injury at Thorp Arch before the draw with Crystal Palace at the end of April. Jesse Marsch revealed that the youngster “twisted” his ankle, describing the season-ending problem as “disappointing”.
The Latest: Dinnery’s comments on Summerville injury
The injury expert stated that it isn’t impossible that the Dutch youth international has picked up an ‘avulsion fracture caused by a ligament problem’, which could keep him out for months. He outlined:
“This was a training ground injury on the eve of the Crystal Palace match.
“We have no mechanism of injury to go off. The terminology used gives us an indication that it isn’t too serious. There is no indication it will need surgery.
“If we were looking at the high end of the spectrum, it could be an avulsion fracture caused by a ligament problem. That would be months out.
“We can’t categorically rule that out. But based on what we know, a return to be fit for pre-season is more than realistic.”
Will Marsch keep Leeds up?
Yes, I still have faith!
No, we are finished!
The Verdict: Fingers crossed
Leeds fans may well have seen the last of Summerville in a Whites shirt, with rumours continuing over his future following his failed move to Hamburg in January.
Only time will tell, but hopefully his ankle injury isn’t as serious as Dinnery claims it could be and that he will be fully fit for pre-season ahead of Marsch’s first full campaign in charge.
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