Leeds United skipper and centre-half Liam Cooper is undergoing further treatment following the injury he sustained in the recent clash with Sheffield United and he is now obviously going to miss Queens Park Rangers this weekend, and he could be out of action until the New Year.
Following the 1-0 in the Yorkshire derby, manager Marcelo Bielsa had described his injury as ‘serious’ and the Yorkshire Evening Post have reported this week that the 27-year-old is set for a date with a knee specialist to determine the full severity of the problem.
The positive is our medical staff have already ruled out ligament damage but even then, he’s likely to miss the festive crush of games in the second tier and as of yet, surgery hasn’t been ruled out.
With the knowledge that it could’ve been worse, I guess fans will grasp onto that silver lining that it’s not a season-ending issue but it will again intensify speculation about strengthening in the January window.
It’s not difficult to wonder if we’ve been cursed this year given the number of injury issues we’ve had to contend with.