By Mark Smith

15th Jan, 2022 | 11:10am

Leeds United forward Tyler Roberts picks up calf strain - report

Leeds United forward Tyler Roberts is suffering from a calf strain as he added to the injury woes at Thorp Arch.

That’s according to the Independent, who have shared the update after it was confirmed that the Welshman would be set for a spell on the sidelines.

Marcelo Bielsa revealed in the past week that the Whites would be without Roberts for a minimum spell of one month.

Thankfully, this isn’t another hamstring injury within the squad.

There were groans around Elland Road once Roberts went down clutching his leg in the 3-1 win against Burnley, but those quickly disappeared.

Of course, that was due to Joe Gelhardt being called from the bench, although he is now injured too.

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Roberts will be hoping it is only a month that he is kept out, but these kinds of muscle injuries can cause problems consistently.

Problem soon solved.

Thankfully, Bielsa shared the news that everyone has been waiting for in his latest press conference this week.

Patrick Bamford and Rodrigo are both returning from their injury problems in the final third, with Pascal Struijk also a welcome returnee.

Bielsa has had Roberts to call upon this season, and the Welsh international has been a reliable option to start each week when others weren’t.

That didn’t result in goals though, with the striker only finding the back of the net once in the 2-2 draw against Brentford.

After missing West Ham in the FA Cup, it may only be three weeks Roberts has to wait until he returns to the action.

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