Leeds could make key behind-scenes change 'under new regime'

Leeds might assess the situation with their medical staff or even look to change their training methods after the number of injuries they’ve sustained this term, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.

Almost the entire squad have been injured at some stage this season, with the Whites forced to play several teenagers in the Premier League to fill the void left by their absentees.

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Leeds’ injury problems have been ongoing through the campaign, with more than 20 players spending time on the sidelines at some point.

At the beginning of February, Leeds Live revealed that players had missed a total of 90 Premier League matches, which has since surpassed the 100-game mark.

Perhaps the most damaging of those have been to Liam Cooper, Kalvin Phillips, and Patrick Bamford, arguably three of Leeds’ most important four players, with Raphinha the other.

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That trio have played just 36 top-flight matches out of a possible 90 this season, highlighting how badly they’ve struggled with staying fit.

Leeds’ latest blow emerged on Monday morning when Bamford was ruled out for six weeks after aggravating a foot injury against Wolves before the international break.

If Bamford doesn’t play again this term, he will end up missing almost 80 per cent of the Whites’ league fixtures and O’Rourke reckons that Jesse Marsch and his coaching staff could investigate into the ongoing issues.

What did O’Rourke say about Leeds?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “Under the new regime, I don’t know whether they’ll be looking at the medical staff or changing training tactics, but they can’t afford to be having too many more injuries.”

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Do Leeds have any other injury worries?

Bamford wasn’t the only player that Leeds lost in their 3-2 win at Molineux.

In fact, keeping in line with their rotten luck this season, the striker was one of four players that were forced off against Bruno Lage’s side.

Diego Llorente was withdrawn in the first half, although the Spain international has already returned to training and is therefore expected to be fit enough to play against Southampton this weekend.

Leeds also lost Mateusz Klich and Illan Meslier, although in more good news, the pair also set to join Llorente in being available for the game.

Meanwhile, Cooper and Phillips returned to the bench in the Midlands and will be hoping to get their first minutes of 2022 against the Saints.

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