Lots of Leeds fans have been reacting to an update on the fitness of Gaetano Berardi, after the Swiss defender limped out of an Under-23’s match on Monday.
According to The Yorkshire Evening Post, Berardi will miss the trip to Rotherham this weekend, but his injury is not as bad as first feared.
The 30 year-old had been missing since he picked up a hamstring injury against Ipswich in October, but returned to action for a development squad cup-tie against Southampton on Monday.
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What was meant to be his welcome back day soon turned sour though, as the versatile fan favourite was withdrawn before half time after pulling up injured.
While this setback means he will definitely not be available to face Rotherham this weekend, it is not expected to delay the original comeback date of early February.
Bielsa will welcome back Kalvin Phillips to his ranks this weekend after a three-game ban, but Pontus Jansson’s red card against Stoke means the boss is still desperately short of options at the back.
Whether the club elects to pursue defensive signings this month is yet to be seen, but plenty of fans have been reacting to the update on Berardi, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
😂 3-4 weeks out then
— Jamie🏴 (@IrvingJamiee) January 23, 2019
I know Rob Price was brought in specifically on his record of getting players back earlier than expected, but do you think that twinned with Bielsa’s hard training has been why so many players have broken down again after coming back early? Bamford, Berardi, Brown? #Lufc
— Brighterbeat (@AylingsTwin) January 23, 2019
Another one who came back earlier than expected?See also Patrick Bamford?
— Stuart Grant (@McClumsy84) January 23, 2019
At last some good news on the injury front, maybe the tide is turning.
— MCC1 (@1amcc) January 23, 2019
Let’s have him fit for the Norwich game his “injury” is not serious lufc mot ?
— James Mc Glone (@glone_james) January 23, 2019
What a surprise might as wel stay out till end of season next we will be calling sick note speeds more time recovery than on pitch ?
— Ant Pickering ?? (@AntRejuve) January 23, 2019
This guy has become a sicknote lol
— Carl Winters (@Carl_Uk_) January 23, 2019
Jesus wept, does it ever end
— 11WHITES (@11WHITES) January 23, 2019