By Mark Smith

13th Sep, 2021 | 10:55am

Diego Llorente shares major injury update after Leeds defeat

Leeds United were hit with yet another injury problem on Sunday afternoon in their 3-0 defeat against Liverpool.

Diego Llorente limped off in the first half at Elland Road, with yet another injury problem after a first season packed with setbacks.

Phil Hay shared that the medical team at Thorp Arch were assessing that problem on Monday and it looks as though they have an answer already.

Llorente has shared a major update himself on his personal Instagram account this morning, and it looks like good news.

“Yesterday was a tough day due to the defeat at home and the injury,” he wrote.

“But there is no time to regret. It’s time to work harder than ever. Fortunately, I have nothing serious and I will be back soon. Thanks for all your support.”

Needed.

Well, this was the news that all Leeds fans wanted.

Llorente is a class above our other options at the back, with Liam Cooper putting in yet another disasterclass yesterday.

Pascal Struijk is now suspended after his red card, and Robin Koch is still injured himself, so we could be set for a mini crisis at Newcastle on Friday.

Based on this latest update, it looks as though Llorente will be missing some games, but not as many as first feared.

The Spaniard is going to be a major miss, but hopefully he can return for the West Ham game after missing Newcastle and Fulham.

Fingers crossed it isn’t too bad.

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