Leeds suffer more injury woe as Patrick Bamford picks up a new foot problem after only just returning to training following a hamstring issue… ruling him out of Newcastle clash
- Patrick Bamford’s injury woes have continued after picking up a new foot issue
- The Leeds striker has missed 18 of his side’s last 19 games in all competitions
- He damaged his ankle in September and then injured his hamstring last month
Patrick Bamford’s injury woes have continued after picking up a new foot problem.
The Leeds striker has missed 18 of his side’s last 19 games in all competitions since damaging his ankle against Newcastle in September, a fortnight after making his debut for England.
Bamford made a dramatic goalscoring return off the bench in December’s draw with Brentford but then injured his hamstring celebrating and has been out ever since.
Patrick Bamford’s injury woes have continued after picking up a new foot problem
The 28-year-old was close to making a comeback earlier this month. But he suffered a setback in training before the FA Cup clash at West Ham and has now suffered a fresh issue, ruling him out of Saturday’s visit of relegation rivals Newcastle.
‘Bamford has a new injury at the bottom of his foot,’ revealed Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa. ‘He’s overcome his muscular problems but now he has a problem at the bottom of his foot.’
Bamford has played just six Premier League games this term, scoring twice, having netted 17 times for Leeds last season.
Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds have been significantly weakened by multiple injuries this season
However, Bielsa is hoping to welcome back fellow forwards Tyler Roberts and Joe Gelhardt for the clash with Eddie Howe’s second-bottom Magpies.
Leeds moved nine points clear of the drop zone after last weekend’s brilliant 3-2 win at West Ham. But Bielsa is refusing to rule the Whites out of the relegation battle.
‘We have to see how many points are in play and see what games the other teams have,’ added the Argentine.
‘To discard any evolution is not convenient, especially in a league so difficult.’
Bielsa is hoping to welcome back Joe Gelhardt (above) for the Newcastle clash this weekend