By Dr Rajpal Brar

11th Sep, 2023 | 7:10pm

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 Sam Byram faces up to 12 weeks out of action due to an adductor injury, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.

The injury expert asserts that while it’s just a strain as things stand, the worst-case scenario can see him miss up to a few months.

The 29-year-old returned to Leeds this summer on a free transfer and has become a part of the manager’s plans.

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

The injury is severe damage to a group of muscles that run along the inside of the leg called the adductor group – one of the most commonly injured muscle groups for footballers.

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His rehab and return to games will follow the same principles as any other muscular rehab – build up the strength and mobility of the area while gradually introducing higher intensity training that eventually mimics on-pitch action.

The worst case scenario is a Grade 3 rupture which typically means 12+ weeks out.

The 29-year-old returned to training with the senior team over the summer in a bid to regain his fitness for the transfer window.

He appeared to have impressed Daniel Farke and co. and was handed a first-team contract at Elland Road.

He began the season as the first-choice left-back with Junior Firpo injured but Jamie Shackleton started in place of him for the game against Sheffield Wednesday.

In other Leeds United news, an Injury Expert has revealed a silver lining emerges as a Leeds player will be ruled out until October amid a recent revelation.