Leeds United star Summerville may have ligament damage - Dinnery

By Ben Dinnery

6th May, 2022 | 4:00pm

Leeds United news: Medical expert fears Crysencio Summerville may have 'ligament' damage

It is possible that Leeds United starlet Crysencio Summerville may have suffered “ligament” damage.

That is the view of injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis.

Summerville, 20, twisted his ankle in the training session before the 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace last Monday (25 April).

As quoted by Leeds Live last Thursday (28 April), Whites boss Jesse Marsch revealed that the youngster is “done for the season”.

Dinnery explained that without having seen the incident at Thorp Arch, it is impossible to rule out an avulsion fracture or a ligament problem.

“This was a training ground injury on the eve of the Crystal Palace match,” he told Football Insider‘s Adam Williams.

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“We have no mechanism of injury to go off. The terminology used gives us an indication that it isn’t too serious. There is no indication it will need surgery.

“If we were looking at the high end of the spectrum, it could be an avulsion fracture caused by a ligament problem. That would be months out.

“We can’t categorically rule that out. But based on what we know, a return to be fit for pre-season is more than realistic.”

Summerville has played nine times for Leeds this season and is a regular among the substitutes.

The West Yorkshire side are just two points outside the relegation zone with four games left to play this season.

In other news, Leeds United plot move to sign Frankfurt star Daichi Kamada.