Leeds United have been hit with a devastating blow as they look to build on their impressive start to life under Marcelo Bielsa.
The former Middlesbrough striker, who joined the Elland Road outfit in the summer transfer window, had picked up a posterior cruciate ligament injury during the first half of their Under-23 match with Bristol City on Friday.
And, following an assessment over the weekend, it has been revealed that Bamford will now miss four months of the season, which will come as a huge blow to Leeds and their fight for Premier League football next year.
The 25-year-old has become a key man in Bielsa’s plans and had already made five appearances in the Championship since his arrival from the Riverside Stadium, albeit from the substitutes bench.
The injury to Bamford will come as a devastating blow to Leeds at an untimely stage of the season.
The Whites had been looking to add a striker to their side all summer, however, it now appears they will have to be without him until January, meaning they will need to rely on the likes of Kemar Roofe to regularly find the back of the net.
Players have been able to make returns from serious injuries in quicker times before, however, Bielsa will be keen to make sure Bamford returns in top shape and will still be able to have an impact at Elland Road in 2019.
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