With reports on Wednesday suggesting that on loan Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah’s injury was far worse than originally feared, it was all eyes to today’s press conference with manager Marcelo Bielsa for an update.
The update could’ve been worse, although some will naturally think he was being a bit coy and downplaying things, but it could be a big seven days for the 20-year-old as we look for a full analysis on whatever the actual abdominal issue is.
???? "Eddie is the same as we've said before. He has an abdominal injury and week to week we will analyse his recovery. They tell us one more week to see how he progresses. In the next seven days, following a report from the medical staff, I will inform you again." pic.twitter.com/FyUguUO4ml
— Leeds United (@LUFC) November 7, 2019
Plenty of fans will have their fingers crossed that we are just simply being safer rather than sorry here with whatever the actual problem is, it proves to be small term and not something that keeps him out for what some now think could be around the month mark.
Fans reacting to the news had the obvious response given how we all know injuries counted against us last season, and short of dipping into the Under 23 group or playing Tyler Roberts in the more unnatural striker position, it’s not like we have an abundance of options.
According To Spinal Tap, How Worried Are You About Eddie?
Concern Is Turned Up To 11
He'll Be Back Next Week
Eddieeeeee ???? pic.twitter.com/dCSCRKQHwK
— KolasiTANK????️ (@badboykola) November 7, 2019
— Phil Harrison (@MrPMHarrison) November 7, 2019
If Eddie doesn’t get called up to the England U21’s and is fit next week, this could give Bisela the chance to work him and Bamford playing together at Thorp Arch ????
— JOE 🙂 MOT ???? (@JOEMOTALAW) November 7, 2019
I prefer Eddie over Bamford any day, but this hashtag is too good to not find funny #prayforeddiesnuts
— Brian Heffernan (@BrianHwrites) November 7, 2019
Load of balls..
— IAIN PLENDERLEITH (@IPLENDY65) November 7, 2019