By Dr Rajpal Brar

14th Nov, 2023 | 10:10am

Injury Expert issues update on Leeds United defender Pascal Struijk post surgery

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Leeds United defender Pascal Struijk may be ruled out for up to a month post surgery due to a hernia injury, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.

The injury expert claims that he’ll be out until mid December if it is a case of inflammation near the front of the pelvis.

The extremity of the setback cannot be determined by grades but it has been defined as a potentially chronic condition.

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

“The amount of time out really depends on the procedure.

“Considering he was playing through it, this might be a case of osteitis pubitis which is inflammation near the front of the pelvis and those procedures can take around a month to return from.

This injury – if osteitis pubis – typically isn’t graded by grade. It’s more of a chronic condition that leads to inflammation near the front of the pubic bone.

The 24-year-old has been a first-team regular this season under Daniel Farke.

With Joe Rodon signing, the Tottenham Hotspur man and the Dutch defender have been the go-to centre-back pairing.

Struijk has played in 15 league games this term and has also found the back of the net once – in the game against Southampton 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.