Danny Mills has admitted he is not surprised there has been no timescale put on Rodrigo’s return from injury at Leeds United.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Whites and England defender insisted it is a dangerous game setting to return dates as every player’s body is different.
Rodrigo has not started a game since suffering a groin injury against Leicester City at the end of January.
He has since made three appearances from the bench but has not made the matchday squad for any of the Whites’ last three Premier League games.
Speaking ahead of his side’s 0-0 draw with Manchester United, Marcelo Bielsa was coy about the forward’s status.
He told Leeds Live the 30-year-old was in the “process of recovering”.
“The problem with injuries is every single one is different, every different player is different,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“Then you get compensations within your body that affect other things and sometimes it can just be a long, slow process.
“We all want to know ‘When is he going to be back? When is he going to be back?’ and sometimes you have to just say ‘Don’t know is the answer.’
“People don’t like that but it’s literally how long is a piece of string sometimes?
“It can be two or three weeks if it’s minor. If it’s really bad it can be five or six months.
“It’s so subjective with the way people react to treatment and recovery.
“It’s a tough one, it’s really difficult to say.”