By Dr Rajpal Brar

6th Sep, 2023 | 5:10pm

Leeds United attacker Georginio Rutter faced worst-case scenario of months on sidelines - Injury Expert

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Leeds United attacker Georginio Rutter could have been months out if it was the worst-case scenario for his core injury, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.

The Frenchman was ruled out of the first game of the season which was a core/side issue, as confirmed by manager Daniel Farke.

The injury expert gave a lowdown of the setback as the Frenchman could’ve potentially damaged his oblique muscles.

However, with his being back after a week, it was a Grade 1 injury and not a Grade 3 tear.

Speaking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Brar, a specialist in Physical Therapy and Sports Scientist, said about Rutter, “Given how quickly he recovered, it did not look like an extreme case.

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“Based on reports, it sounds like Rutter had an injury to his core which typically refers to the abdominal area.

If you combine that with the ‘side’ descriptor, it’s potential damage to the oblique muscles that run on the side of the “core”.

Best case there was a Grade 1 injury which is typically 1-2 weeks and the worst case was a Grade 3 tear which is months out and it was not the latter.

The 21-year-old moved to Elland Road in January for a club-record fee and thus far, has not proven to be worth the outlay.

There are still question marks over what his preferred position is with him being tried out on the wings, down the middle and even as a number 10.

In the recent 0-0 draw against Sheffield Wednesday, Farke opted for him to lead the line as a nine with new signing Joel Piroe playing in behind him.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites tabled multiple enquiries to sign a multi-million international winger ahead of the transfer deadline.