Leeds United handed injury boost

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It feels like a pivotal weekend for Leeds United.

After suffering defeat to Cardiff City last weekend, there was a real need to get back to winning ways this week when they welcomed Fulham to Elland Road.

An assured display saw them secure a comfortable 3-0 victory to strengthen their hopes of securing automatic promotion.

That victory has put Marcelo Bielsa's side eight points clear of the play-off spots, with just seven games to go.

On such an encouraging afternoon it was only the prospect of injuries that could have dampened spirits.

Helder Costa and Pablo Hernandez were two players who appeared to come off the field after suffering injury setbacks.

Both would be massive misses should they miss any of the remaining games this season, but thankfully that doesn't seem to be the case.

The Yorkshire Evening Post's Chief Leeds United Writer Graham Smyth took to Twitter after the game to provide an update on both players.

Thankfully for supporters, it was good news.

He said: "Helder Costa not injured. Pablo Hernandez brought off because they felt 45 minutes was enough."

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

Leeds United supporters will be breathing a sigh of relief after this injury update.

Pablo Hernandez has been struggling with a muscle injury in recent weeks and to see him return against Fulham was great news for all involved.

The last thing that fans would want is to see him suffer an injury setback that would rule him out for any of the remaining games this term.

Thankfully, his substitution was only a precaution based on the lack of match action over recent months.

As for Helder Costa, he's certainly proved himself as a key player under Marcelo Bielsa.

To lose him would have been a big blow so the fact that there was no injury suffered is a big boost.

If both players can keep themselves fit then few would bet against Leeds United finishing off the job of securing promotion to the Premier League.

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