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Leeds don’t expect Izzy Brown to be ready until January

Leeds don’t expect Izzy Brown to be ready until January

Leeds United have suffered with a number of injuries already this season as Marcelo Bielsa’s side challenge for a place in next year’s Premier League campaign.

The Whites have not appeared to let their medical concerns get in the way of how they perform, with the Elland Road currently sitting near the summit of the Championship table.

Patrick Bamford, Kemar Roofe, Pablo Hernandez and Gaetano Berardi are just some of the key men that have had to spend times on the sidelines recently, whilst Izzy Brown joined the club from Chelsea on a season-long loan with a knock.

However, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post, the club knew the attacker would not be ready to play for them until January, with managing director Angus Kinnear citing that they were fully aware he would not feature in 2018.

Writing in his programme column, via the Yorkshire Evening Post, Kinner wrote: “I know there’s been some frustration among fans that Izzy has not featured since his loan move from Chelsea.

“Victor (Orta, Leeds’ director of football) and our medical staff were fully aware that Izzy’s likely return date would be January and our head of medicine Rob Price has been working closely with Chelsea’s medical team to ensure an optimised and robust rehabilitation process.”

The Verdict:

Leeds fans will be keen to see what Brown will be able to add to the side once he is fit and available for selection.

The 21-year-old, who tasted promotion from the Championship with Huddersfield Town, is thought to have been seen as cover for Samuel Saiz.

However, fans will be wary that he could prove to be a risk for the club as he has been unable to play football since January and it could take him the second half of the season to get started.

Leeds fans – thoughts?

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