Phil Hay has shed light on the injuries to Leeds United pair Diego Llorente and Adam Forshaw following the defeat to Liverpool at the weekend.
The Lowdown: Whites beaten by Liverpool
Marcelo Bielsa’s side are still without a win in their opening four Premier League games after they were beaten 3-0 by the Reds at Elland Road on Sunday. The Whites were comprehensively outplayed and Pascal Struijk’s red card made little difference to the eventual scoreline.
The Latest: Hay provides update on Llorente and Forshaw
Taking to Twitter on Monday morning, The Athletic journalist Hay said: “Diego Llorente went off with a muscular problem yesterday. Still being assessed. Adam Forshaw had a calf strain so wasn’t in the squad.”
The Spanish defender could now be set for a stint on the sidelines as medical staff review his condition, while the 29-year-old midfielder has only recently returned from a long-term injury absence.
The Verdict: Frustration for pair
Llorente’s first season at Leeds was injury-plagued and the hope was that this time around it would be different, but that doesn’t look like being the case following his latest setback at the weekend.
The Spaniard can’t seem to string together a prolonged spell in the team and he is becoming increasingly difficult to rely upon, with this being the third time in his last 17 matches that he has gone off injured.
Forshaw may find it tough to recover from an injury which has kept him out for the best part of two years, sadly, and his availability should be judged more as a bonus than anything considering what he has been through fitness-wise.
In other news, Leeds are reportedly still keen on signing one player. Find out who it is here.
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