By Pranav Shahaney

24th Apr, 2023 | 10:30pm

Leeds United defender Diego Llorente in tears after injury in Roma v Atalanta

Leeds United defender Diego Llorente was understood to be in tears after he suffered an injury in the Roma v Atalanta clash on Monday, 24 April.

According to Italian media outlet Calciomercato, he could be seen crying and could not continue playing the entirety of the 3-1 loss.

Gianluca Di Marzio shared an article that revealed soon after the full-time whistle that the Spanish defender felt a pull in his right thigh flexor and was forced to stop.

Via Twitter, Calciomercato wrote, “AS Roma in pieces towards Milan: Llorente in tears, anxiety for Dybala in the Atalanta v Roma game.”

Hope he’s all right

It’s never good to see a player get injured but it’s even worse to see them in that kind of anguish where tears roll down their eyes.

Llorente has been a top professional wherever he’s gone and it would be miserable if this injury is the reason he cannot play for a while.

Given the looks of it, it seems like a pretty serious one as he had to be taken off even though Roma had used all five of their subs.

With so little time left in the season, it remains to be seen if surgery will be needed or if he can play through the pain and only the test results can ascertain that.

It would not be the ideal end to his time at Roma as it does not look like they’re keen on signing him permanently at the end of the season.

However, all that is secondary and first and foremost the health of the centre-back is of utmost importance.

In other Leeds United news, a Whites player has a potential offer on the table and could seal his permanent Elland Road exit this summer.