By Sean Fisher

7th Dec, 2022 | 10:10am

Leeds United face potential injury blow after 'wincing' Robin Koch leaves Spain training early

Jesse Marsch could be facing further injury problems at Leeds United with journalist Beren Cross reporting that Robin Koch left training early.

Leeds United have jetted off to Spain this week to undergo some hot-weather training ahead of the Premier League’s return on Boxing Day.

The Whites are also set to face La Liga side Elche in a friendly on Thursday to try and gain some match sharpness and improve fitness levels.

Marsch will be hoping to have a fully fit squad available to him after all three of Leeds United’s World Cup stars crashed out of the tournament by the round of 16, however, it seems the American has been dealt a blow with Robin Koch leaving training early on Tuesday morning.

As reported by Cross, via Leeds Live: “Robin Koch would come away from the drills a little early after wincing with some discomfort.

“He could be seen stretching out his Achilles/calf area briefly before walking back to the changing rooms.”

Fingers crossed

Koch has been a pivotal member of Marsch’s squad this season and losing him would be a major blow for the second half of the season.

The Whites have still looked fragile defensively but look most solid when Koch plays alongside either Diego Llorente or Liam Cooper at the heart of the defence.

The 26-year-old has also thrived going forward with his range of passing hugely helping Leeds to break down defences.

He can consider himself unlucky to have not joined Germany in Qatar this month, but Hansi Flick was made to regret his decision regardless after Germany crashed out in the group stages.

Koch’s attention has had to stay on Leeds and keeping the Whites out of the relegation zone, but his inclusion in the Manchester City clash is now in doubt.

Marsch will be waiting with bated breath for news on Koch’s potential injury.

In other Leeds United, Crysencio Summerville has been spotted lying on the floor injured for minutes in Leeds’ training match