Leeds United forward Tyler Roberts has withdrawn from the Wales squad ahead of their upcoming Nations League games.
BBC Wales broke the news on Monday morning, with the Whites attacker suffering from an injury ahead of games against Finland and Bulgaria.
Roberts finished the Championship season with a flurry of starts under Marcelo Bielsa, scoring in the final-day 4-0 victory against Charlton.
This could have been a big concern with the Premier League less than two weeks away, but the Whites don’t seem that stressed.
BBC journalist Adam Pope has claimed that this latest injury is being classed as “no major worry” at Elland Road.
“No major worry for Roberts,” he wrote on his personal Twitter account.
“Club say they will monitor him at Thorp Arch as he regains full fitness ahead of opener at Liverpool having missed a few training sessions.”
— Adam Pope (@apopey) August 31, 2020
Bielsa will be pushing his players to their maximum in pre-season at Thorp Arch, with the opening game against Liverpool closing in.
It is likely that Pablo Hernandez will be guaranteed to start at Anfield now with this latest update, with the Spaniard presumably fully recovered from his knock last season.
Hernandez was used as a super-sub to great effect after the enforced break in the Championship due to a slight-knock.
The veteran should be back to full-fitness after weeks of pre-season at Thorp Arch and Roberts picking up this injury will see him take his spot in Merseyside.
Club-record signing Rodrigo could also see this as an opportunity, but he also picked up an injury at the end of last season and will complete his first competitive game in months when away with Spain this week if used.
Roberts injury may not be massive, but it certainly hands Leeds another problem.
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