By Daniel Feliciano

7th Sep, 2022 | 5:50pm

Leeds United defender Rasmus Kristensen ruled out of action for 2-3 weeks

Rasmus Kristensen has been ruled out of action for Leeds until after the international break through injury, according to journalist Mike McGrath.

The summer signing missed the 5-2 defeat to Brentford through an injury picked up in training during the week, with Jesse Marsch forced to make a late change to his team by bringing in Cody Drameh.

The club have now been told that the Denmark international will be missing for between two and three weeks, meaning he won’t return before the international break.

“[Leeds United Football Club] right-back Rasmus Kristensen set to miss a fortnight of action (max 3 weeks) with the injury that ruled him out vs Brentford last weekend,” McGrath wrote on his personal Twitter account.

Luke Ayling made his return to the first-team with a substitute appearance in that game, and could now be given the opportunity to claim his starting spot back.

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Kristensen was a needed summer signing and a player who had played every minute of the Premier League season up to the point of his injury.

He’s not set the world alight with his performances but he was a steady player and gave the team a good defensive base to build from, using his energy to get up and down the pitch.

But his absence now until next month is likely to give Ayling a chance to get back into the side, and his short cameo at the weekend was an encouraging sign.

There is also the option for Drameh to get more first-team minutes but after a tough performance against Brentford last week it’s unknown if Marsch will give him another opportunity so soon.

There are options for the team and the manager though and Kristensen will now have to fight his way back into the side once he’s fit again.

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