By Mark Smith

22nd Feb, 2022 | 7:05am

Leeds United ace Robin Koch set to miss Liverpool clash, could miss Spurs game too - report

Leeds United ace Robin Koch is likely to miss the Premier League clash against Liverpool on Wednesday evening.

That’s according to the Mail+ who report that FA’s “return to play” guidelines insist that players with a suspected concussion must rest for six days minimum.

On those guidelines, Koch also looks as though he could miss Saturday’s showdown with Spurs as well at Elland Road.

This was a sickening blow when looking back.

Scott McTominay stepped across the German and the clash led to blood pouring from his head immediately after.

Leeds’ medical staff were only given a handful of minutes to make a decision when it takes a period of time for concussions symptoms to show.

Koch played on for minutes before sitting down and being forced off at Elland Road, and now he is set for a rest, which is needed.

Health.

We can all get carried away by football, but the most important thing is the players’ health at the end of the day.

Koch has to miss the Liverpool game, no two ways about it, and based on the six-day rest, that would end of the day of Spurs’ visit.

The German could be available for that one, but as things stand, it looks unlikely given how big the blow was.

It will be down to Leeds’ medical staff, with Koch no doubt wanting to play no matter how he feels given his injury hell since arriving.

This has been the first prolonged spell he has enjoyed in the team since joining from Freiburg, and it was typical of his luck that this happened.

Safety comes first, though and hopefully with rest here, he can be made available for the rest of the Premier League season.

In other Leeds United news, Jeff Stelling has shared what he has been told about the injury blow to Patrick Bamford over the weekend