Mateusz Klich has confirmed he “should be fine” to play on Friday as Leeds United take on Wolves in the Premier League.
Klich, 30, played through the pain on Sunday as the Whites lost 4-2 away at Arsenal as Marcelo Bielsa was forced into reshuffling his side due to an injury to Kalvin Phillips.
While Klich has told BBC Radio Leeds it took painkillers to get him through the match at the Emirates, he’s expecting himself to be ready to face Wolves at Molineux on Friday night.
“It’s getting better,” Klich said, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“I had some struggles with my hip but it should be fine.”
Klich getting worn out?
In Bielsa’s two and a half years at Elland Road, a lot of players have suffered injuries but Klich is someone who seems to have bucked the trend, staying relatively fit ever since the demanding Argentine arrived in West Yorkshire.
He started 91 out of 92 regular Championship matches with Bielsa in the dug-out and since winning promotion to the Premier League, the Poland international has started all but two top-flight fixtures.
Klich is about as ever-present as a player gets under Bielsa. We’re not going to crunch the numbers because it will take too long but as Bielsa has never spent that much time at any club he’s managed, has any player made more league appearances for him than Klich?
Unfortunately, all of this action seems to be taking its toll on Klich.
It sounds as though he could do with a rest to ease up the pain in his hip but with Phillips and Rodrigo recently injured, it might be a while before that can happen.
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