By Dr Rajpal Brar

4th Sep, 2023 | 5:10pm

We’re delighted to welcome injury expert Dr Rajpal Brar as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the injury situation at Leeds United...

Leeds United attacker Mateo Joseph is not expected to be back before October due to his ankle injury, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.

The injury expert claims that this could be a Grade 2 ankle inversion which is what will keep him out for a significant period of time.

In August, Daniel Farke stated he would be out for at least four weeks after he damaged his ligament but also asserted that there would be no surgery needed.

Speaking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Brar, a specialist in Physical Therapy and Sports Scientist, said about Joseph, “He was in crutches in August and that’s never a good sign for an early return.

This sounds like a grade 2 inversion ankle sprain injury.

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“Return to training is difficult to say because it depends on how he responds to physio and late-stage return to play.

As always, he would first go into lighter training which is then progressed based on how he responds but it’s fair to expect him to not be 100 per cent October.

The 19-year-old made his debut for the Whites last season when he started in an EFL Cup game against Wolves.

Leeds ended up losing that game 1-0 but it was a good opportunity for the teenager to get his first taste of senior football at his new club.

He also went to make his Premier League debut three days later and once fit, he will give Farke options in the attack.

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