Leeds United playmaker Pablo Hernandez will miss the Premier League game against Sheffield United on Sunday, Marcelo Bielsa has confirmed.
Hernandez missed the 4-3 win against Fulham last weekend, with new signing Rodrigo handed his first start.
Rodrigo was subbed off at half-time after an underwhelming performance but he may well get the chance to try again at Bramall Lane.
Hernandez will also miss the game against Man City next week but could be back for the game against Wolves.
Bielsa was talking in his pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon and the bad news was relayed by BBC journalist Adam Pope.
Bielsa said either Rodrigo or Tyler Roberts will play against Sheffield United.
Hernandez our for 2 weeks. Rodrigo or Roberts will play. #lufc
— Adam Pope (@apopey) September 25, 2020
Major blow for Leeds
This is a major blow for Leeds, who will also be without Jack Harrison for the game against Man City. The loanee is ineligible to play against his parent club.
We’d prefer to see Tyler Roberts get the nod on Sunday. He was better in the second half than Rodrigo was against Fulham.
Rodrigo would prefer to play further forward but that’s not going to happen for a while after a fast start to the season for Patrick Bamford.
Bamford will be looking to score in his third consecutive game for the first time since signing for Leeds.
The fitness news comes on the back of the Telegraph saying that Leeds are looking to bolster their midfield ranks with a move for AZ Alkmaar midfielder Teun Koopmeiners.
He’s more of a defensive midfielder but did score 11 goals last season for the Eredivise side.
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