Reliable journalist details Leeds defender injury blow after loss v Leicester
By Danny Wright
Leeds United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson sustained an ankle injury in Tuesday night’s loss to Leicester, according to a reliable journalist.
Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Phil Hay detailed on his personal Twitter account that Borthwick-Jackson, 20, was hooked at half-time due to his injury blow, although it hasn’t been revealed how serious the setback is.
Borthwick-Jackson came off with an ankle problem. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) October 24, 2017
Borthwick-Jackson has been sparsely used by Thomas Christiansen since making his loan move to Elland Road from bitter rivals Manchester United in the summer.
The left-back was handed his first appearance in over a month at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday in Leeds’ 3-1 loss to Leicester in the League Cup.
The England Under-20 international has not played in the Championship since the opening day of the season and seems well down the pecking order at left-back, with natural right-sided players Gaetano Berardi and Vurnon Anita seemingly being first and second choice.
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Borthwick-Jackson was on loan at Wolves last season and was barely used by the West Midlands side before terminating his temporary deal in January, and returning to Old Trafford.
If Man United see Borthwick-Jackson’s loan stay at Leeds in a similar way, there is perhaps a chance that they make take the same action when the transfer window re-opens in just over two months’ time.
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