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Leeds key man suffers hamstring injury in win over Norwich

By Harvey Byrne

Attacking midfielder Pablo Hernandez suffered a tight hamstring during Leeds’ victory over Norwich on Saturday.

The 31-year-0ld Spaniard left the field on the 89th minute mark for Matt Grimes, which was a decision that left supporters disappointed.

However, BBC Sport journalist Adam Pope, who was covering the game at Carrow Road, reported on his personal Twitter account in the immediate aftermath of the match that Hernandez was forced off with a tight hamstring.

Kemar Roofe also left the game early with a head knock, but Pope has reported that he is now okay going into the international break.

Hernandez joined Leeds in the summer on a loan deal from Qatari side Al-Arabi, linking up with former Swansea manager Monk at the club.

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He has made 15 appearances for the club following his move scoring two goals and providing two assists for the Yorkshire giants.

His performances have contributed to a good league campaign for the club, with the Yorkshire side now sat in sixth place in the Championship with 26 points from 16 fixtures.

Monk’s side will host Championship giants Newcastle at Elland Road after the international break.

The match has sold out for what is expected to be an enthralling encounter with Rafa Benitez’ side clear at the top following their 2-1 win over Cardiff.

In other Leeds team news, fans reacted on Twitter as the club moved into the play-offs.