By Daniel Lewis

20th Nov, 2023 | 8:10am

Leeds United injury update emerges on Sam Byram ahead of Rotherham United clash

Leeds United “are at pains to stress” that an injury sustained by Sam Byram is not related to the issue that previously sidelined him for 21 months, Phil Hay has said.

Byram pulled his hamstring in the second half of Leeds’ 2-1 win over Plymouth Argyle in their most recent outing prior to the international break on 11 November.

However, while it is not yet clear how much time the full-back is facing on the sidelines – if any – the issue will certainly not keep him out of action for close to two years again.

Writing for The Athletic [20 November], Hay said: “Leeds are at pains to stress that the injury is unrelated to the chronic problem he experienced four years ago, only a minor strain, but the little setback is indicative of Byram’s time of life.”


Byram has previously admitted that he questioned if he would be able to ever play football again after missing a large chunk of his career while at Norwich City.

As reported by talkSPORT earlier this year, the 30-year-old had two operations, 20 injections and saw numerous specialists, but it took nearly two years for him to get over the issue.

Now back at Leeds, Byram has played in 15 of United’s 16 Championship matches this season, starting 13 of those, but it remains to be seen if he will be fit to face Rotherham United on Friday (24 November).

The good news for the defender is that he sustained this minor injury prior to the two-week international break, giving him plenty of time to rest up.

Byram has been very impressive this season, so Daniel Farke will have everything crossed that he is available for selection against Yorkshire rivals Rotherham.

In other Leeds United news, a journalist has hit out at something “silly” a first-team player did while away on international duty.