'I'm told’: Journalist shares what he's heard about Sinesterra’s and Forshaw’s injury problems at Leeds
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'I'm told’: Journalist shares what he's heard about Sinesterra’s and Forshaw’s injury problems at Leeds

Journalist Tim Thornton has provided an injury update on two Leeds players ahead of the Premier League season, while speaking to Give Me Sport.

In Leeds’ final pre-season friendly in Australia against Crystal Palace, new signing Luis Sinisterra and midfielder Adam Forshaw both limped off.

However, Thornton, who also works for Sky Sports, reports that: “Leeds are quite hopeful that, with both of them, it’s not too serious.

“Obviously, they are back in Leeds now and I’m told they will do a full assessment with them at Thorp Arch this week. Fingers crossed, both will be able to resume training before too long,” he added.

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Thornton reports that Sinisterra could be out for ‘a few weeks’, although the severity of his hamstring issue has yet to be discovered.

Meanwhile, Adam Forshaw ‘tweaked his knee’, according to Jesse Marsch, and will be assessed at Leeds’ training ground this week.

Leeds can’t afford another injury-riddled season

Marcelo Bielsa infamously enjoyed managing a small squad at Leeds, and when the injuries started to pile up last season, he was forced to introduce more and more academy prospects to fill the gaps.

This led to Leeds fighting for Premier League survival, and eventually Bielsa losing his job, with Jesse Marsch keeping the Whites up on the final day of the season.

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Leeds have spent this summer filling out their squad to avoid another crisis like last year, bringing in the likes of Brenden Aaronson, Tyler Adams, Marc Roca and Rasmus Kristensen.

The ‘devastatingly effective’ Sinisterra also joined Leeds at the start of July, and will be one of the players responsible for replacing the attacking output of Raphinha after his move to Barcelona.

Forshaw missed the end of last season with a fractured kneecap, and if this knock has aggravated that injury again, Marsch won’t want to rush the experienced midfielder back.

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