By Dr Rajpal Brar

16th Nov, 2023 | 11:10am

We’re delighted to welcome injury expert Dr Rajpal Brar as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the injury situation at Leeds United...

Leeds United defender Pascal Struijk is unlikely to return to training for the next two weeks after an operation on his hernia, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.

The injury expert claims that currently the Dutch defender will be resting and recovering from the surgery.

Once he’s back to training, the intensity will gradually be ramped up in order to ensure he’s ready for first-team football again.

Speaking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Brar, a specialist in Physical Therapy and Sports Scientist, said about Struijk:

“He will be resting post his surgery which means that he may not be returning to training for two weeks.

It will be a gradual build-up of intensity and activity once he is fully fit in order to get him ready for the intensity of senior football.

Leeds are unlikely to throw Struijk straight back into the team just like that.”

Struijk’s made the spot on the left side of defence his own and he is ahead of Liam Cooper in the pecking order.

However, after his injury, the Scotsman is likely to get more game time and the Dutchman will have to fight for his spot back when he returns to full fitness.

It remains to be seen if Struijk is indeed out until December or his recovery is fast-tracked and he’s back in action after the international break.

In other Leeds United news, sources reveal that the Whites want to sign an EFL ‘Star’ and his club may be forced to sell him in January.