The Lowdown: Kristensen picks up knock
After a horrific spell of injury luck through the majority of last season, the Whites haven’t exactly been without problems this campaign either, making life harder for Jesse Marsch.
Kristensen is the latest player added to the treatment table, having been absent for last weekend’s 5-2 drubbing at the hands of Brentford.
Now, a new update has confirmed exactly how long the right-back will be missing for, and it’s not the news fans would have been wanting to hear.
The Latest: Journalist confirms absence
Taking to Twitter, The Daily Telegraph’s McGrath said that Kristensen is expected to miss a fortnight of action, meaning he will likely be out for the matches against Nottingham Forest and Manchester United:
“#LUFC right-back Rasmus Kristensen set to miss a fortnight of action (max 3 weeks) with the injury that ruled him out vs Brentford last weekend.”
The Verdict: Big blow for Whites
This is an undoubted setback for Leeds, with Kristensen looking like such a strong signing in the early weeks of the season, averaging two tackles and interceptions apiece per game in the Premier League, despite some sloppiness on the ball.
It means that youngster Cody Drameh could continue to fill in at right-back, or Luke Ayling may return to the team – either way, it isn’t an ideal situation, with Drameh short of experience and Ayling only just returning from his own injury.
Kristensen’s power and defensive quality are going to be a big miss, especially for the Manchester United game, which could be a huge challenge after their recent upturn in fortunes.
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