By Noel Whelan

26th Jun, 2022 | 11:03am

Leeds United employee has one major concern as Victor Orta thrilled by confirmed news

Noel Whelan has claimed Leeds United will still be exposed to injury problems in 2022-23 despite partnering with a new firm to try and combat the problem.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Whites striker and club ambassador claimed no technology will be able to predict injuries that could be suffered in games.

Leeds Live reported last week (20 June) that the club have partnered with Silicone Valley firm Zone7 who use technology and data to help reduce injury frequency.

The Whites lost key players Kalvin Phillips, Liam Cooper and Patrick Bamford for lengthy spells with injuries in the 2021-22 campaign and Victor Orta hailed Zone7 as the “perfect partner”.

“When you’re going into all these technical departments of fitness, that’s fine,” Whelan told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

“When it comes to maximum fitness and strength and conditioning, that’s fine.

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“But look there is no machine in the world that can foresee an injury happening in a game or pre-season to a muscle. That is just sometimes bad luck.

“I like the fact they are looking into everything to keep these players at 100 per cent, maximum fitness.

“But you cannot foresee anything happening to a player, it could be a challenge, it could be a twist, it could be a muscle tightness in a stretch. These things are all part and parcel of football and any sport in the world.

“As much as we would like this technology to keep us 100 per cent fit and healthy, unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way.

“It’s nice to see us try and cover all basis to try and keep them injury free.”

In other news, Kieran Maguire has revealed Leeds United have ‘found the golden ticket’ as Andrea Radrizzani seals a new deal.