On-loan Leeds striker potentially out until March with major injury blow - reliable journalist
Leeds United striker Marcus Antonsson has suffered a maor injury blow while on loan at Blackburn that could potentially leave him on the sidelines until March, according to a reliable journalist.
Sun reporter Alan Nixon claimed on his personal Twitter account on Saturday night that Antonsson, 26, may be out between seven and eight weeks, meaning that he may not be fit for action until early March.
Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray has confirmed earlier this week that Antonsson was due to see a specialist and that he hoped to have him back in action within three weeks.
However it is now understood that the time he is on the sidelines is much longer than first expected.
Antonsson was sent out on loan to Blackburn in the summer and he has been in top form at Ewood Park.
The Swedish forward has netted eight goals in 24 appearances across all competitions and there was some rumblings among Leeds fans that they wanted him recalled in January to solve their lack of goals up front.
However it seems that the ex-Kalmar striker is now set to miss quite a big chunk of the season with this setback, that is likely to do great harm to Blackburn’s hopes of promotion from League One.
In other Leeds United news, Thomas Christiansen has dropped a major hint about potential striker signings this month.
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