Leeds United defender Diego Llorente suffered another injury against Newcastle on Tuesday and Phil Hay has provided somewhat of a worrying update on the severity of the injury.
Hay’s update on Llorente
Phil Hay dropped an update on Twitter, sharing: “Diego Llorente looking at three to four weeks out with his latest hamstring issue,” revealing that Marcelo Bielsa admitted the club are doing all they can to “support” the Spaniard.
This will be frustrating for Leeds
Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has been full of praise for the defender in the past, calling him: “A top player. Fantastic with long passing and comfortable with short.” However, Leeds have not been able to see much of the Spaniard as he continues to struggle with injuries.
Before his ten minute appearance against the Magpies, Llorente had only been seen once, and that was at Stamford Bridge in the loss to Chelsea. He did however show that he is indeed “a top player”, as he made five tackles, four clearances and one interception (SofaScore). He also won five ground duels and four aerial duels.
Because he has shown such quality in short stints, it will be frustrating for the club to see him miss the next month due to another injury. With Robin Koch currently sidelined as well, Marcelo Bielsa might have to look for additions at the back to strengthen their defensive line.
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