By Adefunmiloye Alani

10th Jan, 2022 | 9:10pm

Phil Hay reacts as Sam Greenwood confirms he got injured in Leeds v West Ham

Sam Greenwood has taken to his personal Instagram account to confirm that he sustained a knock during Leeds United clash against West Ham on Sunday.

The Whites were dumped out by the Hammers in the third round of the FA Cup at the London Stadium yesterday (9 January), with the hosts running out 2-0 winners, and Phil Hay cannot believe that Marcelo Bielsa has lost yet another player to injury.

The Athletic journalist took to Twitter to react to the youngster’s post, simply quoting a snap of the social media post.

He said: “This is beyond ridiculous.”

Greenwood wrote on Instagram: “Yesterday wasn’t meant to be, but It’s a privilege to make my first start for Leeds United.

“Thanks for the support, unbelievable as always.

“Gutted to have picked up an injury but I’ll be back stronger.”


The Whites could be without 11 senior players for their Premier League clash against the Hammers on Sunday (16 January), and Bielsa is not likely to be able to call upon Greenwood from the look of things.

Junior Firpo was forced off yesterday after suffering a bang to the head, and while he has since taken to Twitter to confirm he feels better, it is unknown if he will be available for the trip.

Diego Llorente is suspended while Patrick Bamford has been ruled out after the Leeds head coach confirmed that he is suffering from a hip problem.

The west Yorkshire outfit just cannot catch a break right now, and while the senior players continue to visit the treatment table after almost every game, it seems the youngsters are also following suit.

Leeds could be forced to play a lot of their under-23s starlets on Sunday, and they will be hoping for some injury boosts over the coming days.

With the status of their current squad, they simply have to bring in reinforcements before the January transfer window shuts as it seems they will be battling injuries all season.

In other Leeds United news, Whites chiefs recently jetted out of the UK for talks.