By Joe Ellis

6th Dec, 2022 | 5:10pm

Luis Sinisterra back running on grass after prolonged Leeds United injury woes

Leeds United winger Luis Sinisterra is finally back training on grass after spending a number of weeks out through injury, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The Colombian international has so far been kept indoors at the gym in Oliva, Spain where the Whites are undergoing a rigorous regime to get them back into shape for the resumption of club football after Christmas.

But progress on his injury appears to be going well as he ventured outdoors and onto the same grass his teammates have been hard at work on all week on Tuesday (6 December).

He and Stuart Dallas are yet to jump in with the rest of the senior squad in contact training as their recoveries are monitored but at least they are present and working on things.

Diego Llorente has had surgery on his hand after a small fracture was discovered so was not on the pitch on Tuesday while Junior Firpo is set to jet out of Leeds to join the group very soon with his own injury problems to contend with.

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The last thing Jesse Marsch wants to do is rush Sinisetrra back into the Leeds side only to see him aggravate the same injury or cause another one.

Too often in recent past, the Whites have forced players to return arguably too soon and it has always backfired on them and it would be foolish not to learn from those errors.

Crysencio Summerville’s emergence at Elland Road along with Jack Harrison’s ever-consistent form means that there is not that desperation for a senior player to get back rapidly anymore.

Wilfried Gnonto offers more cover in wide areas as do most of the club’s attacking department so while Sinisterra is still not at 100 per cent, it is best to keep him away from the contact sessions for now.

Being too cautious can equally backfire with match fitness another thing to worry about but at his best, Sinisterra is an exceptional player and somebody Marsch will desire to have available whenever he can.

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