Leeds summer signing rocked by injury blow, out for months - reliable journalist
By Danny Wright
Leeds United forward Caleb Ekuban is set to miss up to two months’ worth of action with a broken foot, according to a reliable journalist.
Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Phil Hay claimed on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday that Ekuban, 23, has undergone surgery on the injury he picked up in the 2-0 win at Sunderland in August.
It is understood that he is now set to be sat on the sidelines for somewhere between eight weeks and two months, meaning that he is likely to return in early November.
Ekuban has had an operation on a broken bone in his foot. Looking at a recovery period of eight weeks/two months. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) September 5, 2017
Ekuban is one of a large number of players that was signed up by Leeds during the summer transfer window and will be unable to add to the only two appearances he has made so far due to this latest injury blow.
The ex-Chievo forward made a blistering start to life in Yorkshire by scoring and supplying an assist in his debut in the 4-1 Carabao Cup win over Port Vale in August.
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He was called upon to lead the line of attack against Sunderland after Chris Wood ruled himself out of contention to play ahead of his £15million switch to Burnley, but Thomas Christiansen was caused to sweat over his striking options with Ekuban’s blow.
However late summer swoops for Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Pawel Cibicki have allayed any concerns about the area.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites have been handed a double injury boost ahead of this weekend’s clash with Burton.