Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen has said that Pablo Hernandez’s substitution against Aston Villa was more precautionary than anything and that Pontus Jansson is okay after his injury blow.
The duo linked up to perfection in the 1-1 draw at Elland Road on Friday night, the Spaniard’s delivery from a corner met by a powerful header from the Swedish international to give the Whites the lead over Steve Bruce’s side, with what was his first goal of the current campaign.
However Hernandez was replaced by fellow attacker Kemar Roofe just before the break after having sat down on the turf at Elland Road, limping off appearing to hold his thigh muscle.
Jansson meanwhile needed extended medical treatment in the wake of Aston Villa’s equaliser, scored by Henri Lansbury, in the second half, following a collision with the visitors’ Welsh left back Neil Taylor.
However, Christiansen has delivered a critical update on the two, suggesting that things are more positive than they appeared during the 90 minutes on Friday night.
Speaking to Radio Yorkshire after the game, he said: “He (Hernandez) had a muscle problem, he felt a little bit.
“In that moment, he was clever and understood that it’s better to go out so it didn’t go worse.”
“(On Jansson) It’s a knock, but he’s okay.”
⚽️ Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen discusses tonight's 1-1 draw with Aston Villa and gives an injury update on Pablo Hernandez.
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Both Hernandez and Jansson have been crucial to Leeds this season, the attacking midfielder making 19 and the defender having made 17 out of a possible 20 league appearances this season.
In other Leeds United news, fans were raving over the display of this summer signing against Villa.