Phil Hay, a correspondent for Leeds United, has provided an injury update on Leo Hjelde before the match against Aston Villa.
Paddy Kenny has referred to Hjelde as a ‘superb player’ and he has made three outings for Leeds this season.
He played 67 minutes for the Whites in their last away triumph against the Hammers in January but hasn’t been seen since limping off against the Toffees last month.
Jesse Marsch has disclosed that the 18-year-old Norwegian had surgery last week after sustaining a knee injury at Goodison Park.
It has been reported that Hjelde has undergone surgery, but he is hopeful that he will be back in time for the 2021/22 season.
Leeds’ injury woes have continued this season, and the latest news on Hjelde isn’t exactly encouraging.
The Whites had high hopes that the defender would be able to recuperate fully without the need for surgery, but that hasn’t happened, and the club’s woes have only gotten worse since then.
Marsch will be without the talented teenager for the foreseeable future, another blow to the depth he has available. It’s excellent news that he could still play a role this season.