Journalist: Christiansen seriously sweating over major Leeds blow after win v QPR
Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen is worried that the injury suffered by Caleb Ekuban in the win over Queens Park Rangers is a repeat of the broken foot suffered earlier this season, according to a journalist.
The Yorkshire Evening Post’s chief football writer Phil Hay has revealed on his personal Twitter account that the 23-year-old striker was spotted using crutches and wearing a protective boot after the Whites’ 3-1 win, having been substituted before the end of the first half.
Bad news for Ekuban – on crutches and in a protective boot. Christiansen fears it’s the same injury. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) December 9, 2017
Ekuban arrived at the club from Italian side Chievo Verona over the summer, and made an immediate impact, scoring on his debut in the League Cup victory over Port Vale.
However his dream start soon became a nightmare, as he suffered a broken bone in his foot on his first Championship outing against Sunderland.
The injury required surgery and left him out of action for two months, with the likes of Pierre Michel Lasogga and Kemar Roofe taking his place up front.
However he went straight back into the first team squad following his recovery, and has started each of the last three games for the club.
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If it were to be a repeat injury then it could leave Christiansen with an injury crisis up top, with Lasogga joined by Jay Roy Grot, another summer signing, on the injury list after a training ground incident.
In other Leeds United news, Christiansen has revealed the club’s plans for the January transfer market.