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Leeds United attacker Joe Gelhardt is expected to be ruled out for a few weeks with a hand injury, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.
The injury expert claims that it’s unlikely to be a full rupture and it will be a fracture or a tendon injury that will require retrospective treatment.
BBC’s Adam Pope reported that the Liverpool-born striker will not be needing surgery, which is a boost for him and the team.
Speaking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Brar, a specialist in Physical Therapy and Sports Scientist, said about Gelhardt:
“It’s difficult to say in worst case scenario because the hand is so complex.
“If I had to guess, potentially a fracture or tendon injury and not a full rupture.
“He should be out for a few weeks, at the very least.“
Gelhardt has struggled for game time this season and after starting as a first-team player, he’s fallen down the pecking order.
He’s made just two Championship starts for the Whites and is yet to find the back of the net.
His only goal came in the cup against lower-league Shrewsbury and his last minutes on the field of play were back in September.
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.