By George Overhill

28th Mar, 2023 | 3:53pm

Leeds United: Sky Sports share breaking Tyler Adams injury update from Elland Road after surgery

Tyler Adams’ hamstring surgery was “non-invasive” but it remains unclear how long he will be out, Leeds United have confirmed to Sky Sports.

Phil Hay reported in The Athletic earlier on Tuesday (28 March) that the American midfielder had been forced to have surgery on the injury that had kept him out of the 4-2 win at Wolves prior to the international break.

And now the Whites have confirmed that to Sky, but clarified that the surgery was on the lower end of the scale.

Speaking live on Sky Sports News, via Football Daily on Twitter, presenter Bela Shah said: “We’ve got some breaking news in from Leeds United.

“The club have confirmed that midfielder Tyler Adams has undergone non-invasive surgery on his hamstring.

“That’s all we know at the moment, it’s unclear at this stage how long he will be out for. So we know that he’s had non-invasive surgery on his hamstring but we don’t know how long he’s been ruled out for.”

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Surgery of any sort obviously signifies are certain level of seriousness that doesn’t bode especially well for Javi Gracia’s chances of getting the 24-year-old back into action imminently.

But in the comparison between invasive and non-invasive the latter perhaps leaves the door open to a return for some of the crucial final games of the season, where a greater operation surely would end his campaign now.

Not for the first time this season Leeds United have seen relative positivity quickly drain away, as the new manager has lifted the club to 14th going into the break but injury concerns over Max Wober, Willy Gnonto, and now a long one for Adams have brought expectations back down to earth.

If fans had to pick three players they would most like not to be without then the three men in contention for signing of the season would be close to the top.

Gnonto and Wober are doubts for the Arsenal trip on 1 April but are at least thought to be not overly serious, but Adams is certain to be longer, and without an obvious replacement it is a concern.

Darko Gyabi may finally get a chance to impress in the senior side with Adam Forshaw also out long-term, as neither Marc Roca or Weston McKennie are the same sort of defensive presence in the middle.

Just as a strong January transfer window gave way to the managerial chance debacle, the injury developments over the past week have brought worry back into the equation after some strong results under Gracia, and it will now be the Spaniard’s task to keep things on track.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites reportedly don’t want to bring a fan favourite to the club this summer in a surprising development.

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