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Leeds United midfielder Jamie Shackleton may require surgery on the occasion of the worst case scenario, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.
The injury expert claims that while it’s highly unlikely, it still is a possibility and in case that happens, the 24-year-old could be ruled out for months.
The most likely scenario for a gluteal injury is that it is a mild knock and he should not be out for too long.
Speaking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Brar, a specialist in Physical Therapy and Sports Scientist, said about Shackleton:
“The best case for the player would be a mild knock which is a contact-based injury and the worst case would be a muscular rupture.
“In the latter case, surgery would be required but I highly doubt that’s the case based on how he’s been treated thus far.
“In case it’s that, then he could be out for a few months.“
The 24-year-old might be a midfielder on paper but he’s a utility player and his versatility has come in handy for Daniel Farke this season.
He’s played as a right-back, left-back and on the right flank, along with playing in his customary midfield position.
Farke’s given him seven league starts this season and he has picked him ahead of Luke Ayling who is a natural right-back by trade.
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.