Leeds United have confirmed on their official website that defender Pontus Jansson won’t be linking up with Sweden for their upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifiers after he picked up a shoulder injury in the 3-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday, and Whites fans are pleased with the news.
The 26-year-old started alongside Matthew Pennington at the heart of the defence against the Owls, but it was another disappointing display for the club as they suffered their third successive Championship defeat on the road, with Jansson leaving the field on a stretcher after colliding with teammate Kalvin Phillips in the second half.
He will now stay in Yorkshire to get treatment on the injury, as he looks to return to action when Thomas Christiansen’s men host Reading at Elland Road on October 14.
Leeds supporters were quick to have their say on the news via social media, and while some believe it is “good news” that he won’t be away with Sweden, others said that “hopefully a rest will do him good” as he hasn’t looked himself in recent weeks.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Good news that, can concentrate fully now on sorting himself out for Leeds United.
— Antony (@antsway) October 2, 2017
Is it just me Adam that thinks Pontus hasn't really looked himself in recent games? Maybe needs some time to get fitness back.
— Barrie Worsnop (@gillroydmor) October 2, 2017
that's good. He hasn't looked fit (or himself) for the last couple of games. Hopefully a rest and some sustained time in Leeds will do him good.
— Simon O'Rourke (@simon_orourke) October 2, 2017
Good. Needs to get his feet up.
— Ryan 🖖🏻🌪️ (@rlees94) October 2, 2017
Get well soon big man
— Robert Algar (@ralgar1959) October 2, 2017