Leeds United defender Robin Koch is expected to return to ‘serious training’ in around four weeks’ time, according to a fresh report which has emerged.
The Lowdown: Koch missing since opening weekend
The Whites lost 1-0 away to Southampton on Saturday afternoon as their disappointing start to the Premier League season continues.
Koch was among several key Leeds players who weren’t available, with the German ruled out since injuring his hip at Manchester United in the first game of the campaign.
The Latest: Return edging closer
The 25-year-old has now undergone surgery in America and an update has been provided on his progress.
That means his likely return to the pitch will come in November, although not until the back-end of the month, and even that depends on him not suffering any further setbacks in the meantime.
The Verdict: Key for squad depth
Koch’s return will be vital for Marcelo Bielsa in terms of allowing him to rotate his squad as the fixtures become even more relentless in the winter months.
The £15.3m-rated German has been a miss in that respect, particularly with some of his defensive colleagues also succumbing to injuries in recent weeks, and the hope is that he can stay injury-free upon his return, helping Leeds get their season back on track.
In other news, Phil Hay has provided a key update regarding Raphinha’s Leeds future. Read more here.
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