Another week has come and gone, and once again Tyler Roberts is injured.
In a twist that absolutely everyone saw coming, Marcelo Bielsa confirmed that the Welshman had picked up a calf problem against Nottingham Forest on Saturday, and as always, Phil Hay was the man to relay that statement on social media.
Back at Thorp Arch for Bielsa's pre-Brentford presser.
Team news – Phillips is back from suspension. Tyler Roberts suffered a knock to his calf at the weekend and won't be in the squad tomorrow. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) February 10, 2020
It’s so frustrating to see Roberts sidelined again – it feels like he’s unable to make real strides in his career.
The 20-year-old has previously been touted as the next Samu Saiz, but he’s yet to live up to that billing, and that’s down to the number of injury issues he’s suffered this term.
He’s missed the matchday squad on 15 occasions, but when he has played he’s been excellent in spells – particularly when he scored against QPR and came off the bench to drive the side forward against Birmingham.
He drew a lot of praise from fans for his performance against the Rs earlier this season, but he’s since been unable to build on that.
Understandably, this sparked something of a reaction from the fanbase who weren’t too happy with this latest update.
The supporters were seemingly pretty sick of Roberts’ injury proneness.
Is Tyler Roberts made of tissue paper?
— Matt (@LUFCWAFFLE) February 10, 2020
Lads made of glass, such a shane, think hes a real talent
— antony hawkridge (@hawky9393) February 10, 2020
Tyler Roberts is made of glass. Pass it on
— Ben Kingsnorth (@benkingsnorth) February 10, 2020
Think we should start calling him sick note
— jamie livsey (@Jimjam_1985) February 10, 2020
Others believe that this is the last straw with Roberts as they called for him to leave the club this summer.
It may be harsh, but if he can’t prove that he can stay fit for a sustained period of time this may be Leeds’ best course of action. It’s pointless spending wages week after week on a player who is unavailable the majority of the time.
Roberts will never play a run of games he needs to be let go in the summer
— corbywhite (@gandalflufc) February 10, 2020
just get rid in the summer
— JM🦚 (@makinleeds) February 10, 2020
Get rid of him in summer
— Josh Corrie (@JoshCorrie10) February 10, 2020
Just roberts in the bin absolutely stealing a living
— Paul Bourke (@PaulBourke_) February 10, 2020
In other news, QSI could be about to do Leeds a favour.