Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford could miss the remainder of the 2021/22 season through injury, according to reliable journalist Phil Hay.
The Lowdown: Bamford’s injury-plagued season
The 28-year-old was arguably the Whites’ most important player last season, scoring 17 goals in their first year back in the Premier League since 2004.
The striker limped out of the recent 3-2 win at Wolves, and while it was hoped that the issue wasn’t serious, this isn’t the case at all.
The Latest: Out until the summer?
“Patrick Bamford out again underlines how huge the last two results were for Leeds. Might well be season over for him.”
The Verdict: Monumental blow for Leeds
This is an enormous blow for Leeds at such a critical point in the campaign, with relegation still very much possible and the Englishman their most reliable source of goals when he’s fit.
As Hay said, it is vital that Jesse Marsch’s side secured two dramatic wins over Norwich City and Wolves earlier this month – if not, Bamford’s absence would feel even worse than it already does.
Will Phillips be a Leeds player next season?
No, I think he'll leave
The hope is that Leeds can still get by without him and secure their top-flight status before he returns fully fit next season, when hopefully he will remain injury-free after such a torrid 2021/22 campaign.
In other news, a journalist has talked up a summer exit for one Leeds player. Find out who it is here.
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