By Russell Edge

15th Dec, 2017 | 1:15pm

Christiansen hands Leeds major boost after serious injury concerns - medical tests ongoing

Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen has handed the club a major boost by confirming that Caleb Ekuban’s injury does not appear to be as serious as first feared.

The Ghanaian striker limped off after 38 minutes in the club’s 3-1 win over Queens Park Rangers last weekend, with the Danish manager revealing he was worried that he was a serious injury concern.

Ekuban suffered a broken bone in his foot in just his first Championship appearance for the club, an injury which needed surgery, leaving him out of action for three months, and Christiansen had voiced his fears that it could be a repeat of the blow.

However, speaking ahead of the club’s clash with Norwich City on Saturday, he confirmed, via the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Phil Hay on the journalist’s Twitter account, that the 23-year-old’s injury is better than first thought and that he will miss “some games” rather than three months, with medical tests ongoing to confirm the diagnosis.

Such news will come as a major boost to both club and player, who would have been fearing the worst yet again after what was a nightmare start to his career at Leeds, having signed from Italian side Chievo Verona over the summer.

He has managed to get just seven appearances across all competitions under his belt for the Whites, with his only goal coming on his debut in the League Cup win over Port Vale.

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