By Danny Wright
Leeds United fans on Twitter are gutted to learn of the extent of Caleb Ekuban’s injury which he suffered in the 2-0 win at Sunderland last month.
Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Phil Hay claimed on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday that Ekuban, 23, could miss up to two months of action after undergoing surgery on a broken foot.
The timing of the striker’s injury blow couldn’t have been worse after he only put pen-to-paper to sign for the Whites in the summer transfer window to complete his move from Serie A side Chievo.
The sale of Chris Wood would also have seen the Ghanaian forward jump up the pecking order and have a real chance of getting an extended run of first-team football, however perhaps due to this news, Thomas Christiansen moved quick to bring in Pawel Cibicki and Pierre-Michel Lasogga last week.
Ekuban scored and supplied an assist on his debut for Leeds in the Carabao Cup win over Port Vale in August and added one further appearance against Sunderland, where he would suffer his big injury blow.
The Elland Road faithful were naturally disappointed that Ekuban may not return to action until November and made their support for the striker public on social media.
One fan even said that it was “very bad news” for the summer signing.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Sorry to hear how bad the injury is let's hope for a speedy recovery MOT
— Martin Dickson (@MartinLeeds59) September 5, 2017
2 month out for Ekuban which is a bummer thank god we've got reinforcements #lufc
— Armo☀️🌙 (@Jordan_Armo) September 5, 2017
Gotta feel for the lad, come back soon and stronger #lufc
— Kershaw (@DavidKershaw7) September 5, 2017
Really bad news for the kid after his promising start at Leeds. Wonder if we wouldn't have signed 3 extra strikers if he had remained fit ?
— chris (@LeedsLoudHaler) September 5, 2017
Let's hope these injuries are over now we have had our three
— jason waller💙💛 (@Jasonwaller71) September 5, 2017
Good job we've got strength in depth,get well soon lad MOT.
— R.Cartwright 💙💛 (@rogercart57) September 5, 2017
That's a shame, that will hamper his chances to establish himself particularly with the new signings.
— neilmag (@neilmag1) September 5, 2017
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