By Daniel Feliciano

19th Mar, 2022 | 12:10pm

Jesse Marsch provides injury update on Leeds aces after win v Wolves

Jesse Marsch has shared an injury update on his Leeds squad after they lost four players to injury during the dramatic win over Wolves on Friday night.

The Whites were forced to make three substitutions before half-time after Patrick Bamford, Diego Llorente and Mateusz Klich (concussion sub) got hurt, before goalkeeper Illan Meslier was forced off in the second half too.

After the game Marsch gave an update on all four players and also revealed the status of Kalvin Phillips, Liam Cooper and Joe Gelhardt after their recent fitness issues too.

“Patrick Bamford we believe is not too bad,” he said, as quoted by Yorkshire Evening Post. “His plantar fasciitis has just been sensitive as he’s tried to get himself back. The reaction can look like it’s a bad one, I think he was just really disappointed to come off.

“Klich had a concussion but seems to be okay. Illan [Meslier] picked up a bit of a hip contusion, we’ll see what that looks like but I don’t think it looks too bad.

“Kalvin [Phillips] was never going to play.

“He’s not ready to be in the match. Cooper could have played, 10 or 15 minutes fit. Joffy [Gelhardt] didn’t train all week.

“The plan was to have him play against Manchester United with the 23s, but he had a back spasm and didn’t train. We put him through a little session this morning to get him ready, that made him available from the bench.

“There was no way Joffy could have gone the whole game, so that was the decision [when Sam Greenwood replaced Bamford ]and we ran out of subs in the 50th minute.”

Marsch also revealed Llorente would likely stay at Thorp Arch during the international break, rather than join up with Spain.

Ouch

It just never seems to go right for Leeds at the moment, and yet somehow they’ve won back-to-back games in the Premier League.

Losing two players to injury in the same game is rarely seen, but to lose three in the first half and then a fourth later in the game is obscene.

Then add to that the fact they came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 after all those injuries had occurred, it’s just a special night for the fans and for the squad.

Now they have a couple of weeks off to work on the manager’s ideas and nurse players back to fitness for the final run-in and it seems as though none of the issues were too severe even though the players were forced off the pitch.

This squad needs to have all their best players available if they want to stand any chance of survival for next season, so overall this is a positive update from Marsch on the situation.

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