Leeds United have received some positive news on the injury front with Kemar Roofe only expected to be on the sidelines for the next four weeks.
Roofe had to be replaced in his team’s pre-season clash with Western Sydney Wanderers at the weekend, which the Championship side won 2-1.
There was a concern that the ankle injury could keep the striker out of action for an extended period.
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However, Leeds, via an official statement, have claimed that Roofe will be available in around a month as he only picked up a sprain.
The attacker is likely to miss out against Bristol City, Nottingham Forest, Wigan Athletic and Brentford in the early stages of the new Championship campaign.
However, he could return for the trip to Stoke City on August 24.
Leeds fans have since taken to social media to express their frustration over the the 26-year-old’s latest injury setback, and that’s hardly any surprise given his important to the Whites last season.
The former West Brom attacker scored 14 Championship goals during an injury-stricken campaign and his absence will undoubtedly be felt during the early stages of the season.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Can you actually announce something positive for once?
— Aran Huseyin (@Aran_h1) July 24, 2019
Losing faith in the Bielsa model, training at that level of intensity is not sustainable. We haven’t even started the season yet and we have our first choice stoker unavailable along with others #LUFC
— CaptainKlich (@LufcSomma) July 24, 2019
— Matthew Mandziuk (@MMandziuk16) July 24, 2019
Down to bare bones up front before season starts. Why can’t club see this? We will achieve nothing this season
— Sky Sports Leeds (@SkyLeedsUnited) July 24, 2019
Just the 5 vital games missed then.
— GE○RGE (@GEE_ORGY) July 24, 2019
Four weeks is still quite bad
— Nathan Wilson (@nathan10wilson) July 24, 2019
Nice 1 down to one senior striker what a way to start the season
— Kevin Dwyer ?? (@lufcchamps92) July 24, 2019
Still a huge blow as he won’t be training how he’d like.
— Autistic Leeds Fan (@ant_leeds) July 24, 2019