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Leeds: Jesse Marsch dealt Luis Sinisterra injury blow ahead of Wolves

Leeds United have been dealt a big injury blow ahead of their upcoming Premier League meeting with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

What’s the latest?

In recent comments cited by the Yorkshire Evening Post, Jesse Marsch revealed that, after picking up a hamstring injury in the 1-1 pre-season friendly draw with Crystal Palace last month, the 23-year-old winger now looks set to remain sidelined for the Whites opening game of the new season against Wolves this weekend.

Regarding the current condition of the Colombia international after the 6-2 win over Cagliari on Sunday, the 48-year-old manager said: “Sinisterra is probably a week from being on the pitch.”

A blow for Marsch

Considering the fact that Leeds only joined Leeds in what was a £21m deal at the start of July, the fact that the former Feyenoord forward looks set to miss the Whites’ Premier League curtain raiser against Wolves this Saturday is sure to come as a blow to the American manager.

Indeed, with Leeds having lost the services of Raphinha in the summer transfer window, it is clear to see that the £22.5m-rated attacker was signed as something of a replacement for the Brazilian.

Considering just how impressive the 23-year-old looked in the Netherlands last season, he appears to be an apt successor to Raphinha’s throne at Elland Road.

Over his 30 Eredivisie appearances in 2021/22, the five-cap international was in sensational form, scoring 12 goals, providing seven assists and creating nine big chances for his teammates, in addition to taking an average of 2.6 shots, making 2.0 key passes and completing 3.6 dribbles per game.

These returns saw the winger average a rather breathtaking SofaScore match rating of 7.51, not only ranking him as Feyenoord’s second-best performer in the league but also as the joint fourth-best player in the Dutch top flight as a whole.

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As such, it is clear to see that Sinisterra’s likely unavailability for the visit of Wolves this weekend will come as a big blow to Marsch and his side, with the American coach undoubtedly hoping the Whites can get off to the perfect start in the 2022/23 Premier League campaign – something the winger’s absence casts serious doubts upon.

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