Having covered the news that Leeds United skipper and centre-half Liam Cooper was set for a date with a knee specialist following the injury he picked in last weekend’s clash with Sheffield United, it has now been confirmed that the 27-year-old is set for six weeks on the sidelines.
Successful op, now to get back on the mend.. Could have been a lot worse! Big thanks to our medical staff for the swift process! Also a massive thanks to Professor Mariani and all the staff @VillaStuart
Massive month coming up for the club! Let’s go.. MOT ???? pic.twitter.com/y5uBdzWtmw
— Liam Cooper (@LiamCooper__) December 5, 2018
Having limped off after 21 minutes in our last victory, the positive was that it had already been confirmed that he hadn’t suffered ligament damage which would lead to a significantly longer spell out of contention, but having headed to Rome to meet knee surgeon, Professional Moriani, he underwent surgery this morning and that has been classed as a successful operation.
It’s not the only headache manager Marcelo Bielsa now has, as Northern Ireland international Stuart Dallas has also now been confirmed as having a fractured foot and he will miss between the next four to six weeks also.
Not the news we’d have wanted, but again it could’ve been worse so now we look for people to step up and take their chances to keep us in the hunt given how we’ve started the campaign of 2018/19.
Oh, and we wrap everyone else in cotton wool!