Leeds United are yet to make a decision on whether or not Leo Hjelde requires knee surgery, LeedsLive’s Joe Donnohue reports.
The Lowdown: No fresh issues after Koch for Liverpool
The Whites travel to Anfield this evening and have no further issues after Robin Koch’s head injury following the 4-2 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday.
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Stuart Dallas went off injured against Everton earlier this month but managed to shake off a knock in order to start against the Red Devils on the weekend.
Hjelde, labelled as ‘superb’ by Paddy Kenny, replaced Dallas at Goodison Park on Leeds’ last trip to Merseyside and hobbled off with a knee problem, with Phil Hay recently admitting that the 18-year-old may need surgery to resolve the problem.
The Latest: Decision yet to be taken
LeedsLive’s Donnohue shared a story on Tuesday regarding injuries ahead of the clash with Jurgen Klopp’s side.
He shared a fresh update on Hjelde, admitting that a decision is yet to be made on the defender and the possibility of surgery.
The Verdict: Next few weeks key
Hay admitted last Friday that Leeds were hopeful Hjelde would recover from the problem in three weeks. However, if he doesn’t, the club may decide for the player to have surgery, meaning the next two weeks are key.
Hjelde has made three senior appearances for the club, the last of which came against West Ham in Leeds’ last Premier League victory. Even though he hasn’t been a regular under Marcelo Bielsa, it would be good news if the Norwegian made a recovery instead of requiring surgery.
In other news, a former player has bemoaned an injury update regarding one Leeds player. Read more here.
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