By Mark Smith

24th Dec, 2019 | 7:30am

'Christmas ruined' - Many Leeds fans react to 'Massive' Monday update from Bielsa

Monday brought the news that every Leeds United fan was dreading but waiting to hear. Pablo Hernandez will be out for a month of Championship action.

It didn’t look good when the Spaniard limped off the field in the third minute of Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Craven Cottage against Fulham.

Marcelo Bielsa confirmed in his pre-match press conference before the Preston clash that he will be without the midfield magician for the next four weeks.

There is no hiding that this will be a massive blow at Elland Road, with Leeds only managing to win less than a third of the games they have played without Hernandez under Bielsa.

That is not the kind of stat you want to be reading when you consider the fact that the Whites are playing a number of their promotion rivals in that time in the shape of West Brom, Preston, and Sheffield Wednesday, who are all in the top five.

Many Leeds fans took to Twitter to react to the latest update, with the majority claiming that Christmas has been ruined by the news they will be without their main man for a month.

Here are a selection of the Tweets…

https://twitter.com/TrainingToTeach/status/1209100327196274688

https://twitter.com/MoreReasonsThan/status/1209099217962196992

Some decided to concentrate on if Hernandez could actually be out for longer and who could potentially replace him rather than worrying about the Christmas period.

There is no hiding how much of a miss Hernandez will be, but Leeds can’t afford to rest on their laurels, and now is the time for returning players such as Tyler Roberts to step up and make themselves counted for the Whites.

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