By Dr Rajpal Brar

7th Sep, 2023 | 7:10pm

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 defender Junior Firpo is expected to be out until October as he recovers from a knee injury, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.

The injury expert claims that there are no ACL worries for the former Barcelona left-back as it’s just a knee ligament tear.

The Athletic reported towards the end of July that the 27-year-old may return by September, but it seems like it’ll be until next month until he’s fully ready to play first-team football.

Speaking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Brar, a specialist in Physical Therapy and Sports Scientist, said about Firpo, Based on recent reporting, sounds like he’s about a month out from returning from his knee ligament injury.

We don’t have any specifics outside of the general ‘knee ligament injury’ but based on the timeline, this sounds like a Grade 3 non-ACL injury.

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“There are no ACL worries for the player and he should begin training in the next week or two as he gets himself ready for action.

Firpo and Leeds will be delighted that it was not an ACL injury as that would see him being ruled out of action for nearly the entirety of the campaign.

The left-back is yet to feature for the Whites this season with Sam Byram being deployed in his stead.

Pascal Struijk has also played there in the past so there is a possibility of him deputising at left-back this season as well.

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