Marcelo Bielsa has confirmed that Leeds United defender Diego Llorente has suffered yet another injury.
The Spaniard made his long-awaited debut in the 3-1 defeat against Chelsea on Saturday but was pictured limping towards the end of the clash.
Llorente and Robin Koch are both currently ruled out with injuries, meaning the Whites are set for a defensive reshuffle against West Ham.
The Spanish international has shared a message on his personal Twitter account on Wednesday evening, addressing his debut and the injury news.
“My debut finally came after so much time waiting to play my first game,” he said.
“Unfortunately, the result wasn’t good and I’ll have to stop due to some aches. I’ll work, work and work to get well as soon as possible and get back stronger.”
My debut finally came after so much time waiting to play my first game. Unfortunately, the result wasn't good and I'll have to stop due to some aches. I'll work, work and work to get well as soon as possible and get back stronger! #MOT pic.twitter.com/32euTQL5fw
— Diego Llorente (@diego_2llorente) December 9, 2020
Llorente appears upbeat and that is great news.
The defender only described his injury as some “aches”, meaning that Bielsa’s two-to-three-week diagnosis is more towards the earlier bracket.
The 27-year-old impressed against a dangerous Chelsea side.
Despite being thrown in at the deep end at Stamford Bridge, Llorente completed 75% of his total 102 attempted actions in 90 minutes.
According to WyScout, won 80% of his aerial duels against Olivier Giroud, and also completed 62 passes alongside Liam Cooper.
We have belief in Luke Ayling against the likes of West Ham and Newcastle, but hopefully, Llorente can return for the important clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Llorente’s Twitter message fills us with hope that he can be back sooner rather than later.
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