Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa revealed that the injury to Patrick Bamford is not a simple injury and is not willing to put a time frame on his return. Bamford was the top scorer for Leeds last season but has not been featured since getting injured against Newcastle on September 17. He was expected to return after the last international break but he has not been able to return to full fitness. He is ruled out of this weekend’s game against Leicester which would mean he has missed more games than he has started.
“It’s all subject to his evolution.” Leeds United coach Marcelo Bielsa said. “It’s the problem in his ankle. The time of his diagnostic has not been fulfilled yet. It’s not a simple injury and because of the disappearance of the pain or the tolerance of the pain, we can’t give an exact prognosis. The response I give when I say it’s subject to his evolution, don’t let it be interpreted as me not giving all the information I possess. The injuries like this, their prognosis, when he will be available to play, can’t be given exactly.”
“If you also look at the data you will notice that Bamford has also gone times without scoring when he has been in the starting line-up for Leeds,” he added. “To have a goalscorer is always very important, the fact that Patrick scored a goal every two games last season is impossible to ignore and we prepare ourselves to be able to solve the absence of any player.”
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