By Sean Fisher

15th Dec, 2022 | 9:40am

Injury expert: Leeds United remain optimistic about Luis Sinisterra recovery despite rare setback

Leeds United are hopeful that Luis Sinisterra will return to full fitness before the turn of the year, according to injury expert Ben Dinnery.

Sinisterra has enjoyed a successful few months in England following his £21million summer move from Feyenoord [Daily Mail], but the Colombian sadly sat out the final few Premier Leagues before the World Cup break after suffering an injury.

Marsch revealed that the 23-year-old suffered a Lisfranc injury: “a rare injury that controls the movement of the metatarsals and when that is ruptured, it can be a long recovery. We don’t believe it’s ruptured. We believe it’s partially torn.” [GiveMeSport]

With Sinisterra spending the World Cup break trying to recover from his setback. injury expert Dinnery claims that the Whites are feeling optimistic about having Sinisterra back available in 2022.

“Because of the nature of this injury, it’s one that you can’t give any definitive timeline with,” Dinnery told GiveMeSport.

“This is because they’re very difficult in terms of their healing. It’s one of those things that you’re going to have to assess on a daily basis and one of those injuries that can potentially sort of react and flare up during that recovery process.

“So, the optimism is that he returns this year, certainly in terms of his availability. But the reality is we can’t give any guarantees about that.”

Major boost

Having Sinisterra back available would be a huge boost for Marsch. He proved to be a major goal threat during his first few months at the club, and he’ll only improve as he continues to settle down in Yorkshire.

He arrived at Elland Road as a direct replacement for the departing Raphinha and he’s done a fantastic job of filling his boots.

Sinisterra’s return does give Marsch a big selection headache though. The Whites played well in the final few Premier League matches with Brenden Aaronson on the right flank, Cryscencio Summerville playing through the middle and Jack Harrison out on the left.

It’ll be hard for the American to decide which player to drop. Summerville’s form makes him undroppable, Aaronson has been a mainstay in Marsch’s team since his summer move and Harrison’s delivery from the left has been extremely useful for carving goalscoring chances.

In reality, it’s likely going to be Harrison who drops to the bench. But having plenty of attacking options is exactly what Leeds need as they approach a hectic second half of the season.

In other Leeds United news, Middlesbrough have reportedly dropped their interest in Cody Drameh