By Mark Smith

15th Jan, 2022 | 8:10am

Leeds United forward Sam Greenwood undergoes successful surgery on injury

Leeds United forward Sam Greenwood has undergone successful surgery on an injury problem, according to LUFC Youth Academy.

The Twitter source has over 15,000 followers on their account and is followed by reliable journalists such as Phil Hay.

Greenwood made his first senior start for the club against West Ham in the FA Cup, but confirmed he picked up an injury after the game.

Writing on their official Twitter account, LUFC Youth Academy shared that the injury was clearly worst than many thought.

“Sam Greenwood has undergone successful surgery on a knee injury sustained in the Emirates FA Cup tie against West Ham,” they wrote.

“Speedy recovery, Sam.”

Terrible timing.

Just as the door was opening for Greenwood, it looks to have already slammed shut in his face.

By the time he is back from his recovery, the likes of Patrick Bamford, Tyler Roberts, Rodrigo and Joe Gelhardt should all have returned too.

The former Arsenal talent has been patient with the under-23s and didn’t look massively out of his depth at the London Stadium last week.

Marcelo Bielsa has limited options and there would have been a real opportunity for him to start in the Premier League on Sunday too.

It looks like Greenwood will instead be due for at least a month on the sidelines, and potentially even longer if the knee problem was very serious.

Leeds are in the middle of yet another serious problem at Thorp Arch, and we are definitely due some good luck.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has shared if the Whites are in the ‘advanced’ stages of any January signings