Leeds United dealt fresh injury concern after West Ham cup defeat

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It seems that Leeds United’s injury problems are showing no signs of easing up anytime soon.

That’s after striker Sam Greenwood revealed that he picked up an injury in the club’s 2-0 cup defeat away at West Ham on sunday afternoon.

Having been prolific in Leeds’ academy in the last season-and-a-half, it was a big day for Greenwood at senior level on Sunday.

With Patrick Bamford, Rodrigo, Tyler Roberts and Joe Gelhardt all absent through injury, Greenwood was handed his first senior start for Leeds in that cup clash at the London Stadium.

That outing however, came to a premature end, with the 19-year-old substituted at half time to be replaced by Raphinha.

Now it seems as though the nature of that change, perhaps not surprisingly given how the season has gone so far, was injruy-related.

Taking to his Instagram page to reflect on that outing at the weekend, Greenwood wrote: “Yesterday wasn’t meant to be , but It’s a privilege to make my first start for @leedsunited ???thanks for the support, unbelievable as always ? ??

“Gutted to have picked up a injury but I’ll be back stronger ??”

This feels like yet another big blow for Leeds.

With a long list of strikers already absent, Greenwood’s departure on top of that, means the Whites are now badly struggling for centre forward options.

Indeed, you feel that the club need Bamford’s return, which is seemingly not too far away, to come as soon as possible, then they can at least have some firepower to lead the line in the next few weeks.

You have to feel for Greenwood from an individual perspective as well, given this injury has denied him a big chance to really show what he can do at first-team level.