Leeds United fell to a disappointing 4-1 defeat against Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday.
The Whites were without a number of players at Selhurst Park, forcing Marcelo Bielsa into a couple of changes in the capital.
Jamie Shackleton, Pablo Hernandez, Rodrigo, Kalvin Phillips and Diego Llorente were all missing through different reasons.
We knew about the absences of Phillips, Llorente and Rodrigo beforehand, but it was interesting to see Shackleton miss out completely.
The youngster had just started his first Premier League game only a matter of days before against Leicester, and Bielsa explained why after the clash.
Beren Cross of Leeds Live shared that the 21-year-old had suffered a muscular problem in training the day before on Friday.
The injury was not explained further, so it isn’t clear whether or not Shackelton will be on the sidelines for a prolonged time.
The only positive to come from this is that it has arrived just before the international break, and he has been given two weeks to recover at Thorp Arch.
Shackleton was superb when coming off the bench against Aston Villa, but did struggle when starting against Leicester.
In his 45 minutes of action, he made zero attacking contributions according to WhoScored, and that affected the entire side without the likes of Rodrigo in there.
Having that relentless energy can only take you so far, and although he did look out of his depth in that clash, he certainly has improved massively.
Hopefully, this injury doesn’t set him back too far, and Shackleton can be back into the action as quickly as possible.
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