Journalist says Rasmus Kristensen could miss three weeks for Leeds
Journalist Mike McGrath has reported on Twitter that Leeds United will be without Rasmus Kristensen for two to three weeks with the right-back currently injured.
Kristensen missed Saturday’s defeat to Brentford. The game saw Cody Drameh come in for a rare start. Meanwhile, Luke Ayling made his return from injury in the game.
And it seems that the two will have to share the responsibility for the coming games. McGrath has now reported on Twitter that Kristensen will be sidelined for up to three weeks.
The international break softens the blow of Kristensen being sidelined slightly. But Leeds will almost certainly be without the Denmark international for the games against Nottingham Forest and Manchester United.
Here is what McGrath has now posted on Twitter…
#LUFC right-back Rasmus Kristensen set to miss a fortnight of action (max 3 weeks) with the injury that ruled him out vs Brentford last weekend
— Mike McGrath (@mcgrathmike) September 7, 2022
Rasmus Kristensen injured
The news is a blow for Leeds, particularly when you consider what problems they had last season. The 25-year-old is one of a number of players who have already been sidelined this term.
But the break may actually do Kristensen a favour.
It is probably fair to say that the former Red Bull Salzburg man has not had the easiest start to life in Yorkshire.
There have been some high points. His second-half display against Everton was arguably exceptional. And he has linked up well with Brenden Aaronson down the right flank on a few occasions.
But he has surely been the least impressive of the new signings so far. There have been times when he has been outmuscled too easily. And his positioning has hurt the Whites at times.
Being taken out of the firing line for a couple of games may not do Kristensen any harm at all.
He needs time to adapt to the Premier League. And that adaptation period may not have been helped if the fans’ calls for Ayling to get a chance went ignored.
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