By Dr Rajpal Brar

19th Nov, 2023 | 11:10am

We’re delighted to welcome injury expert Dr Rajpal Brar as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the injury situation at Leeds United...

Leeds United attacker Patrick Bamford may be isolated from the rest of the squad until he recovers from his illness, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.

The injury expert claims that once his illness is in the less contagious stage, he will return to individual work and then rejoin first-team training.

The England international missed the 2-1 win against Plymouth Argyle before the international break through illness, per BBC’s Adam Pope but is expected back v Rotherham on 24 November.

Speaking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Brar, a specialist in Physical Therapy and Sports Scientist, said about Bamford:

It will depend on the illness but when the player is still in the contagious stage, they will be told to be away from the team so there’s a chance that could’ve happened with Bamford.

Once they’re into the less contagious stages, they may return to individual work and then eventually team training.

“Usually, illnesses aren’t too serious where they keep players out for multiple games so he should be back after the break.

The 30-year-old has become a backup option for the Whites, especially after how well Georginio Rutter has done this season.

Signing Joel Piroe and playing him as a number 10 has seen the Leeds attack have a much-needed dynamism, and Bamford’s become a peripheral figure now.

He’s only played 100 minutes of league football this season and all his eight appearances have been off the bench.

He has not yet found the back of the net or played more than 25 minutes in any game and it remains to be seen what the future holds for him.

In other Leeds United news, sources reveal that the Whites want to sign an EFL ‘Star’ and his club may be forced to sell him in January.