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Jack Clarke was suffering from a virus

Jack Clarke was suffering from a virus

Jack Clarke has not been seen for Leeds United ever since he collapsed in the dugout during their match with Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium earlier this month.

However, an update about the teenager has been provided about his condition and it appears to all be extremely positive news.

Phil Hay has revealed that the winger had been suffering from a virus and has started to do some indoor work, with the possibility of outdoor work next week.

Although Clarke will miss the game against Bolton Wanderers at the weekend, it would now appear that he will be available in the near future and for the all-important final stretch of the season.


The 18-year-old has been a revelation in Marcelo Bielsa’s first-team throughout his breakthrough campaign, having netted two goals and providing two assists in his 16 appearances so far.

The Verdict:

The news that Clarke has been suffering with a virus is extremely positive for Leeds and Biesla as there will have been a concern that things could have been far worse.

With the teenager already undertaking indoor work in the gym and the expectation that he could return to training outdoors next week, The Whites will be pleased to hear that he is on the verge of making a full recovery.

As mentioned, Leeds will host Bolton at Elland Road in a week that will see Bielsa’s side play three Championship matches, with Queens Park Rangers and West Bromwich Albion both to follow in quick succession.

Leeds fans – thoughts?

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