Leeds United forward Kemar Roofe has revealed that he is hopeful of returning to action ‘for the final six or seven games’ of the 2018-19 Championship season.
Roofe said on Radio X, via the Yorkshire Evening Post:
“I’ll be back for the final six or seven games, maybe a bit sooner. I suffered damage to my lateral ligament and I’ll be out for six to eight weeks.”
The striker picked up a knee ligament injury during his team’s 2-1 win over Swansea City in the Championship on February 13.
Roofe completed the 90 minutes, but it soon became apparent that he had picked up an issue, which will see him miss a key period of the season.
Leeds have another 14 league games to play this term, starting with a home fixture against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon.
Roofe has revealed that he is aiming to return ‘for the final six or seven games’, although he is remaining confident that it will be before that.
If Roofe misses Leeds’ next seven Championship matches then he will be back for the trip to Birmingham City on April 6.
The Whites travel to Preston North End after visiting Birmingham, before facing Sheffield Wednesday, Wigan Athletic, Brentford, Aston Villa and Ipswich Town in their final five matches of the regular campaign.
The fact that Roofe will miss games against the likes of West Bromwich Albion, Bristol City and Sheffield United is far from ideal.
However, it had been feared at one point that the team’s leading scorer could miss the entirety of the campaign, which will not be the case if everything goes as planned.