Jamal Blackman has posted an update on his Instagram as he continues his recovery from a broken leg he suffered while turning out for Leeds United’s Under-23 side.
The 25-year-old acted as Leeds’ back-up goalkeeper for the first half of the 2018-19 campaign after joining the club on loan from Chelsea. He played second fiddle to Bailey Peacock-Farrell.
Blackman was used in just two senior matches by Marcelo Bielsa, featuring in both Carabao Cup matches. It meant he was a regular in the second string under Carlos Corberan, where he suffered the problem.
Indeed, Blackman broke his tibia during an Under-23 clash against Birmingham back in November and was instantly called back by Chelsea. Now, the goalkeeper has posted an update on Instagram.
The timing of Blackman’s injury must have been somewhat depressing. Bielsa admitted after the injury that he would have broken into the starting eleven that week, with Peacock-Farrell faltering.
But instead, fate played a cruel card to the Chelsea man. The goalkeeper hardly has any kind of chance of first-team football with the Blues, as Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero remain first choice.