Leeds need trio to step up amid huge Kemar Roofe concerns

Date published: Sunday 17th February 2019 1:58

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Championship high-flyers Leeds United could be without top scorer Kemar Roofe for a prolonged period amid concerns over his knee.

Roofe suffered an injury during Leeds’ 2-1 win over Swansea City on Wednesday night and there are concerns that he has done damage to his knee.

The striker did manage to play a full 90 minutes in the victory but has since been pictured in a leg brace over the weekend, the Yorkshire Evening Post reports.

Wins for Norwich City and second-placed Sheffield United yesterday bumped Leeds out of the top two, however the West Yorkshire side hold a game in hand.

Injuries are mounting for Marcelo Bielsa though, and the injury could see Patrick Bamford up top as a No.9 with Tyler Roberts or Izzy Brown playing as a No.10.

Roofe has been in fine form this season, netting 14 goals in the Championship so far, and a recent report suggested that the Whites are keen on getting the former Oxford man to extend his stay at Elland Road and help them continue their push towards a return to the Premier League.

The 26-year-old missed six matches with a calf strain in September and October, while Rob Price – the club’s head of medicine and performance – apparently “told the YEP a fortnight ago that the physio department at Thorp Arch had already dealt with 45 separate injuries”.

 

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