By Mark Smith

29th Jul, 2022 | 12:10pm

Sky Sports pundit: Luis Sinisterra could miss first two Leeds United games of season after hamstring blow

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Paul Robinson has insisted that Leeds United winger Luis Sinisterra may miss the first two Premier League games of the new 2022/23 season.

The ex-Whites stopper believes that missing games with Southampton and Wolves could see the Colombian then become available for the final 36 games to make a massive impact.

It comes after Sinisterra was forced off in the early stages of the 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace clutching his hamstring, with no diagnosis yet following from Elland Road.

“You can’t speculate,” he exclusively told MOT Leeds News. “We don’t know any of the medical information, but if it is just a slight strain, you think he’d be fit.

“But, if he has torn his hamstring, he has no chance. We’re just going to have to wait and see where it is, but he’s obviously a very quick and athletic player, the risk of hamstring pulls, they’re always there in pre-season.

“It’s one of them where you can’t rush him back, as much as they will want him for the start of the season, you’d rather him miss the first two and play the next 30-odd, rather than play the first and miss the next 30.

“Hamstrings are always tricky ones.”

Setback.

This was the most Leeds thing ever seeing one of our new big-money signings limp off only 10 minutes into his first ever start for the club during pre-season.

Sinisterra has shown glimpses of pace and skill, but nothing big enough to get us excited yet and that chance was taken away from him by this injury.

The chances of him starting against Wolves and Southampton would have been very high, but Robinson is right, Jesse Marsch will need to look at the bigger picture.

We all saw what happened to Patrick Bamford after we kept pushing him last season, he missed most of it, so having Sinsterra sit out for two weeks longer could unleash him for the rest of the campaign.

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