Leeds United youngster Sam Greenwood has confirmed that he is the latest player to pick up an injury, with The Athletic’s Phil Hay reacting to the news in frustrated fashion.
The Lowdown: Leeds suffer constant injuries
The Whites have had a disappointing season so far, and while performances have often been poor, injuries have played a huge part in their struggles.
Marcelo Bielsa has had to deal with an endless stream of fitness issues to key men, whether it be Luke Ayling, Kalvin Phillips or Patrick Bamford, among others.
On Monday, Greenwood confirmed on Instagram that he picked up an injury during the FA Cup defeat away to West Ham at the weekend, in a further blow for Leeds.
The Latest: Hay reacts to Greenwood update
Taking to Twitter shortly after, journalist Hay reacted to the news with a frustrated four-word verdict that sums up the thoughts of most Leeds fans:
The Verdict: Bad luck continues
Any team expects to suffer a few injuries during the course of a season but what Leeds have experienced since August is simply bad luck.
The number of absentees has made it extremely difficult for the Whites to find any sort of rhythm for weeks on end and aforementioned key figures such as Phillips and Bamford have been big losses – the former has missed eight games while the latter has been absent for 18.
Greenwood’s setback only further highlights the need for new faces to arrive in the January transfer window or risk a depleted squad getting sucked into a Premier League relegation battle.
In other news, Leeds’ long-term interest in one Premier League midfielder has been confirmed. Find out who it is here.
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