Kemar Roofe’s injury was just one of the latest blows that Leeds United have had to deal with this season.
The Whites, who remarkably are still in contention to win promotion to the Premier League, have had a number of players out on the sidelines with concerns throughout the campaign and the striker’s latest setback will not have come at a great time.
The forward had torn his knee ligaments and it is understood that he could be out on the treatment table for up to eight weeks.
However, it appears the 26-year-old is working hard to recover and make sure he is not out for any longer than he has to be.
Head of Medical, Rob Price, has revealed to the club’s official TV channel, LUTV, that Roofe has been undergoing double gym sessions already and that could help him to ‘reduce the time’ he misses.
“He’s already started [rehabilitation]. One of the big things that Kemar did the day after [the injury] is say he wanted to do double sessions,” he told LUTV.
“He’s a really, really good pro and the fact that he’s working so hard, he’s going to reduce the time [that he misses].”
The news that Roofe is already back in the gym and working hard to make a return before the end of the Championship campaign will be extremely good news for Leeds and Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
The 26-year-old has been in fine form, having hit 14 goals in his 26 matches so far and has been in an important member of the Argentine’s squad.
However, with the player working twice as much to make a return as quickly as possible, there could be doubts that he overdoes it and hurts himself further, something everyone at Elland Road will hope does not happen.
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