Leeds United defender Robin Koch sends heartfelt message on Twitter
Leeds United defender Robin Koch has stated on Twitter that he wanted to continue despite suffering a head injury on Sunday [20 February].
The Whites lost 4-2 against Manchester United in the Premier League at Elland Road where Koch picked up a serious head injury while colliding with Scott McTominay in the 12th minute of the game.
The German international stayed on the pitch for a while before he sat down and was taken off.
He took to Twitter to deliver a heartfelt message to the fans: “Thank you for your many messages.
“I wanted to support the team for longer yesterday, but unfortunately I couldn’t do it. Thanks to our medical staff for the good care. I feel much better today and will be back soon.”
Leeds have issued an official statement where they made it clear that the player passed all of the required concussion protocols before he was being allowed to stay on the pitch.
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Adam Pope has relayed it on Twitter:
Head injuries are a serious issue and the PFA has once again called for the introduction of a temporary concussion substitute.
Leeds in their statement have made it clear that they have always been in favour of temporary substitution as it gives the medical staff more time to assess an injury.
Currently, teams can only use a concussion substitute if the player suffers a head injury and cannot continue.
Marcelo Bielsa said yesterday (20 February) that it was the cut on Koch’s head that led him to substitute the player. Hopefully, the injury is not so serious, but he is likely to miss the clash against Liverpool.
With Liam Cooper currently out injured, the injury to Koch has come as a blow for the club.
The Whites are struggling badly in the league, and their problems at the back have been brutally exposed.
In other Leeds news, Phil Hay: Marcelo Bielsa & Raphinha held private talks this week before Leeds XI snub v Man Utd