Pundit baffled by new Llorente development as source reveals Leeds 'embarrassment'
Frank McAvennie can’t understand how Diego Llorente passed a medical with Leeds United.
The former West Ham hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider. reacted as the Spaniard picked up another injury on Sunday.
Llorente had to be replaced in the first half of Leeds’ 3-0 loss to Liverpool after he picked up a hamstring issue.
Llorente took to Instagram on Monday (12 September) and revealed his knock is “nothing serious”.
However, an injury prevention source has told Football Insider Leeds will be “embarrassed” about the latest breakdown.
This is the third time in just 17 Premier League matches for Leeds he has failed to complete 90 minutes due to a hamstring injury.
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McAvennie is at a loss as to how Llorente passed a medical with the Yorkshire giants.
“I don’t understand that,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“Is this not something the medical team will have picked up on? How did he pass a medical?
“It can’t be something so simple as just warming up before games, surely?
“The same thing has happened to Llorente three times since he’s been at Leeds. That has to be a huge concern.
“That will always be a doubt now won’t it? Any time he plays people will be wondering if he can finish the game.
“You would think they would be able to sort it with all the technology they have, it’s a strange one.
“They don’t have a big squad either Leeds, it’s a worry.”