Marcelo Bielsa made an announcement on Joe Gelhardt at his pre-match press conference, and it’s not good news.
Indeed, Bielsa claims that the young talent hurt himself in training and will be sidelined for the next three weeks due to an ankle ailment.
Normally, an injury to a youngster isn’t a big issue, but you’d be hard pushed to find a 19-year-old who has had as much of an effect as Gelhardt has in recent times.
“As it has been habitually this season, the players are injuring themselves in the same position. To the injury of Bamford and Rodrigo, we add the injury to Tyler Roberts and Gelhardt, who injured his ankle in training yesterday. He’s going to be absent for three weeks. Tyler Roberts similar amount of time,” Marcelo Bielsa said.
Gelhardt’s injury isn’t good for Leeds, but the fact that Patrick Bamford has returned to fitness makes things a lot simpler.
In this campaign, Leeds United have dealt with a slew of injuries, particularly at the forward position.
Bamford has missed several games this season, but the 28-year-old is expected to be back just as Gelhardt has been injured.