By Saikat Mandal

4th Dec, 2022 | 6:10pm

Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford to receive 'special surgical' treatment on groin injury

Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford will receive a “special surgical” treatment for his groin injury, as reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

YEP reported on 4 December that Bamford has been left out of the Whites’ squad for the training camp in Spain as he is set to undergo a minor groin surgery in Munich.

The England striker will be treated by doctor Ulrike Muschaweck, who is a specialist in groin treatment. YEP reports [4 December] that she has performed more than 27,000 groin surgeries, and has developed a special technique for treating a sportsman’s groin.

“Her principle is to avoid making the defect of the groin canal larger by using a special surgical suturing technique,” wrote Graham Smyth for YEP.

“So with a few stitches, performed today under local anesthesia in combination with sedation, Bamford’s recovery should be swift. There are no muscles involved and he will be allowed to start jogging in two days. After five or six he can sprint again.”

Swift return

Bamford has missed a chunk of action in the last 18 months. He has only made just four starts in the Premier League this season and hasn’t scored for the club for a year.

He missed the last three games for the Whites prior to the World Cup break with a hip injury. While he recovered from that, the striker felt uncomfortable in his groin and needed surgery.

It looks like Bamford’s recovery will be swift. He could be able to train within a week and should be able to take a full physical load within the next 14 days.

Leeds are confident that Bamford should be available for selection against Manchester City on December 28.

Despite his lack of involvement, Bamford remains one of the key players for the club. Luckily for Jesse Marsch, the likes of Rodrigo and Cry Summerville have stepped up with goals.

Let’s hope Bamford recovers quickly and gets back to his old form at the earliest.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are aiming to get this “human wrecking ball” out of Elland Road in January.