Diego Llorente did not feature for Leeds United in the FA Cup as he was supposed to take the next step in his recovery by playing for the U23 side against Burnley, but he did not participate in that match either.
The latest on Llorente
Writing for The Athletic, Phil Hay has eased fears that the Spaniard’s absence from the U23 match was a fresh concern, dropping an exciting update: “Llorente is on his way back from muscle strain but sources at Leeds say his absence at Burnley was not injury-related or down to fresh fitness concerns. He looks set to be fully involved in first-team training this week.”
Hurry back Diego
Llorente has had loads of injury struggles since he signed for the club, but in his only Premier League appearance for Leeds, he shone against Chelsea as he made five tackles, four clearances and one interception (SofaScore). He also won five ground duels and four aerial duels.
The ‘fantastic’ summer signing only featuring once since his arrival will definitely be a worry for Marcelo Bielsa, even more so because he played so well in that match.
With Liam Cooper just returning from injury (premierinjuries), combined with Robin Koch recovering from surgery, the Whites need Llorente to show his best form once again upon his return, so the five words from Hay that he is “set to be fully involved” will come as a huge relief.
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