Leeds United attacker Pablo Hernandez has handed the club a boost by stating that he is fully fit following his injury scare.
The Spanish winger limped out of the club’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa before the half time break earlier this month, with what he believed to be a minor hamstring injury.
The injury scare, which is always a worry for a player like Hernandez, kept him out of the win over Queens Park Rangers, while he made his return to action off the substitutes’ bench against Norwich last weekend.
Coming on for just 12 minutes of playing time, Hernandez has delivered the news that he is now back to his best after being wary over returning too soon, with the 32-year-old admitting that his over-cautious attitude towards the injury actually helped him ensure it did not become any worse.
He told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “I came back in the last game and my fitness is very good.
“I did hard training in the last two days of last week, I played 15, 20 minutes on Saturday and I’ve trained good again so I’m ready for the next games. It’s no problem.
“It was frustrating but I can’t control this. Sometimes football is like this. When you have a good feeling on the pitch, you’re playing good, injury comes and there’s nothing you can do.
“It can happen to all players but you focus on the recovery and this isn’t an important injury. I felt something in the game so I went out early. That made sure it wasn’t worse.”
Hernandez has been a crucial member of the Leeds squad this season, having appeared in all but two of the club’s games this year.
Of those 20 outings, 15 have come in the starting XI, while he has managed to net twice and chip in with four goals for his team mates.
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