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Leeds: U21 defenders suffer knee injuries

Leeds: U21 defenders suffer knee injuries -Leeds United News

Leeds United youngsters Jeremiah Mullen and Keenan Carole are set to be ‘sidelined for a number of weeks’ with knee injuries.

The Lowdown: Mullen and Carole at Leeds

Mullen has made 37 appearances for the U18s and U21s, as per Transfermarkt, with four of those coming during the current campaign. The Scottish centre-back signed a new professional contract through to 2025 earlier this year and has been with the club since 2020 after leaving Liverpool.

Meanwhile, Carole has made 55 appearances for Leeds’ youth side, with seven coming for the U21s. The French left-back has made three starts in Michael Skubala’s U21 side this season and signed a two-year professional deal in the summer.

The Latest: Injuries

LUFC Youth shared an update on Twitter regarding the pair on Wednesday afternoon.

They claimed that the defenders have both sustained knee injuries and are likely to be out ‘for a number of weeks’ as a result.

The Verdict: Not ideal

Leeds have relied heavily on their U21s over the last 18 months, with a record eight teenagers making their Premier League debuts during the 2021/22 campaign.

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The likes of Illan Meslier, Pascal Struijk and Joe Gelhardt are all now considered important first-team players at Elland Road after progressing through the U21 system, so Mullen and Carole could well follow suit in years to come.

Therefore, their injury problems will come as a blow to Skubala and Leeds officials, however, hopefully, they will make a relatively swift recovery, looking to impress Jesse Marsch ahead of a potential future first-team call-up.

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