By Craig Scott

12th Oct, 2022 | 7:10am

Leeds United teenager Harvey Sutcliffe is facing months on the sidelines due to a serious knee injury he sustained in the Under-21s’ Premier League 2 win over Sunderland on Monday.

Sutcliffe, 19, was forced off in the 81st minute after a stunning left-back display against the Black Cats as the Whites won 1-0 up in the North East.

He’s since taken to Instagram to say he’s “gutted” about his injury while LUFC Youth’s Twitter account reports that it’s an “anterior cruciate ligament injury” and that the youngster “will be sidelined for a number of months”.

Get well soon

Sutcliffe is one of a number of young Leeds players to impress this season in Premier League 2.

The Keighley-born full-back, who can play either on the right or left-hand side of the defence, has played four times in the youth league, assessing two assists with a 100 per cent win record.

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It’s a massive shame for him that his progress is going to be hampered by this injury and we can only hope that he’s back to full fitness very soon.

In the summer, Sutcliffe was handed a professional contract by Leeds with hopes seemingly high for the Yorkshire-born starlet.

He signed a two-year deal alongside Victor Orta after making the step up to the Under-21s from the Under-18s.

Leeds’ first-team squad is filled with right-backs but the left-back area is one that needs the extra depth due to Junior Firpo’s continual injury issues.

Sutcliffe will have to wait for his turn to break into the first team though.

He’ll need to prove this injury hasn’t hampered him when he does return.

Get well soon, Harvey.

In other Leeds United news, Fabrizio Romano has shared what he’s been told about Leeds’ hunt for a new young full-back.