View: Tyler Roberts may have played final game for Leeds United after injury blow
Leeds United were hit by yet another injury blow this weekend in their 1-0 defeat against Leicester City.
Jesse Marsch utilised his bench at the King Power, bringing on Joe Gelhardt and Tyler Roberts to give them a chance in the final third.
The Welsh international couldn’t do anything, though, as he pulled his hamstring nearly immediately after coming on – walking through the final 10 minutes.
Depending on how bad the injury is, Roberts is set to be out for weeks.
It usually takes at least six weeks to recover as a minimum, just look at both Kalvin Phillips and Liam Cooper in recent months.
Based on that, Roberts could miss the final 11 games of the season and be ruled out until May, or the end of April at the minimum.
Many won’t be too frustrated by that, but at this stage, we need every last player available and ready for the big fight ahead.
Given that some of this squad may now be playing for their futures beyond this season under Marsch, Roberts will be gutted.
There aren’t many who divide opinion as much as the Welsh international, and he would have been wanting to do his talking on the pitch, rather than off it.
His Instagram post telling some fans to “grow up” won’t have gone down too well on Sunday, either, and he needs to concentrate on playing matters first.
With the potential of being ruled out for the season, if Marsch and the Whites want to raise any funds, Roberts’ name could be the first on the list.
We hope that the injury diagnosis isn’t too bad, but on first viewing, it looked to be one that will force a long absence.
Fingers crossed for Tyler, he can prove himself before the season is up.
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