By George Overhill

16th Mar, 2022 | 1:44pm

Leeds United 'luckless' loanee Bobby Kamwa back at Thorp Arch for treatment

Leeds United youngster Bobby Kamwa has returned to Thorp Arch for treatment after faulty machinery prevented treatment in Edinburgh, The Courier reports.

The academy product is currently on loan at Dunfermline Athletic, but has only managed less than half an hour of game time thanks to persistent issues with fitness.

The “luckless” Cameroonian midfielder suffered a “bizarre” set back earlier this month when equipment problems at the hospital he visited left the player, and his manager John Hughes, “in disbelief” according to The Courier, so the decision has been made to send him back to his parent club for treatment.

The 21-year-old’s boss in Scotland, Hughes, said, via The Courier: ““Bobby has actually gone back down to Leeds to get an injection in the affected area.

“The second scan came back. It’s basically [a problem] on the tendon — an old injury which has resurfaced a little bit.”

“There’s a frustration from all of us at Dunfermline, and I know there’s a frustration from Bobby.

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“But if Bobby Kamwa only plays the last two or three games of the season — or the last game of the season — and scores the winner to keep us in the league, then it’s all been worthwhile!”


It would be fair to say that Kamwa is not having a great time of it at the moment.

Sent on loan to The Pars to get some first-team football, his injury problems have wiped out that chance almost entirely.

And with his side rooted to the bottom of the Scottish Championship they could certainly do with all the help they can get.

The atmosphere back in Leeds is not quite as perilous, especially after the dramatic victory over Norwich, but isn’t far off.

If the player can receive the right treatment, without any spanners thrown into the works by faulty equipment, then there is still time for him to return to Scotland and help Dunfermline in their bid to avoid relegation.

As Hughes says, if he can make a contribution towards that then it would become a fruitful endeavour.

But on the current evidence the temporary move is going to go down as a failed experiment, ruined by rotten luck.

In other Leeds United news, Fabrizio Romano has dropped a major hint about where one Whites star may be looking in the summer.