By Mark Smith

12th Mar, 2020 | 3:00pm

'Amazing' - Leeds 21-year-old responds after worrying report shares career was at doubt

Leeds United forward Tyler Roberts has reacted to a recent report claiming that his career could have been ended by an infection last season.

The Athletic’s Phil Hay revealed that the Welsh international had three surgeries on the problem and that he wasn’t told how severe they were until after the procedure.

Roberts has come out to thank all of the medical staff at Elland Road, claiming they would be the main reason behind any future success at the club.

The 21-year-old admitted that everyone involved explored every possibility in his road to recovery in the Championship.

“I can’t say enough about the medical team,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“They’ve been amazing, they’ve been patient and been through every possibility to get me back to full fitness. For everything they’ve done, I can’t thank them enough and they will be one of the main parts of any success I have.”

Rob Price has been a busy man as head of medicine at Thorp Arch in the past couple of seasons, with continued injury worries striking the club.

He will have been delighted to see Roberts come off the bench and score twice against Hull City recently, but his inclusion for the under-23s on Monday most likely means he will start as a substitute against Cardiff.

With Jean-Kevin Augustin injured and Pablo Hernandez seeming to tire towards the end of games, Roberts’ versatility will be key in the remaining nine games.

Roberts can play both as a central striker and in attacking midfield – something Marcelo Bielsa has concluded before this season.

In other Leeds United news, Paul Robinson has made a big claim about the Whites and recent Casilla ban