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Leeds: Phil Hay drops Junior Firpo update ahead of Wolves clash

Phil Hay has dropped an update on the condition of Junior Firpo ahead of Leeds United’s Premier League meeting with Wolverhampton Wanderers this Friday.

What’s the latest?

In a recent post on Twitter, The Athletic journalist revealed that the left-back, who missed the 2-1 victory over Norwich City with a knock to his knee, has now been ruled out of tomorrow’s clash against Wolves, as well as potentially the Whites’ upcoming fixtures against Southampton, Chelsea and Watford, as the 25-year-old has sustained ligament damage.

In his post, Hay said: “Firpo out for three to five weeks with a knee ligament injury.”

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Supporters will be gutted

While it is true that, since his £13m move to Elland Road last summer, Firpo has not exactly been in the best form of his career, the news that the defender will now miss several crucial games in Leeds’ Premier League run-in will nevertheless have left supporters gutted.

Indeed, the £10.8m-rated Dominican Republic international is currently the only senior out and out left-back Jesse Marsch possesses in his first-team squad, with 21-year-old Liam McCarron – who has so far made just one Premier League appearance for the Whites – and 30-year-old Stuart Dallas – who is a right-back by trade – being the American’s most likely options to replace the former Barcelona talent.

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And, despite last weekend’s victory over Norwich affording Leeds a bit of breathing room in their fight to avoid relegation this season, the fact of the matter is that, with just nine games remaining of the current campaign, the Whites currently sit just four points above the drop zone.

As such, the news that Firpo has potentially been ruled out of nearly half of the club’s remaining league fixtures is sure to come as a huge blow – with Marsch undoubtedly hoping the defender can make it back in three, rather than five, weeks.

AND in other news: Marsch can find Leeds’ next “wrecking ball” in 16 y/o prodigy who “should be revising”

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