Marcelo Bielsa’s time at Leeds has been a hugely eventful one, but one constant throughout his spell at Elland Road is that the treatment room has always been busy – and the Whites can add another defender to the list of absentees.
Bielsa confirmed on Thursday afternoon that both Luke Ayling and Tyler Roberts will miss Saturday’s clash against second-placed Swansea City, as the Whites look to remain unbeaten – after winning four and drawing one of their opening five games.
But another player has joined both Ayling and Roberts in the treatment room, though it is unlikely to have a big impact on the senior side. Indeed, right-back Bryce Hosannah has confirmed he has undergone surgery at this early stage of the season.
It appears that Hosannah has undergone an operation on his shoulder despite featuring for Leeds’ Under-23 side on Monday the 19th against Millwall – which the Whites won 3-2. He posted a message on Instagram after undergoing an operation.
Hosannah is yet to make his senior debut for Leeds after coming through the ranks at Crystal Palace before joining Leeds in the summer of 2017. He has been somewhat unlucky with injuries, and is in the final 12 months of his contract at Elland Road.
Leeds fans reacted to the news that Hosannah – who was on the trip to Australia during pre-season – has suffered another injury, and many could not believe the defender’s bad luck as he posted a picture from his hospital bed.
He’s unlucky with injuries is lad isn’t he
— Kenny Brown (@kennybrown1964) August 29, 2019
Been so unlucky with injuries, genuinely think you’d have been in the first team without them, keep going and your chance will come 👍🏻
— Ryan (@RPlufc93) August 29, 2019
Come back even stronger Bryce ♥️
— FunkyTown (@funkytownlondon) August 29, 2019
You’ve been dealt some bad luck with injuries this past year or so, fingers crossed better times are coming your way soon. 🤞🏻
— Tom Holynski (@ThommHol) August 29, 2019
Hope you're back knocking on the door of the first team again soon mate.
— Alistair Walker (@8ballali) August 29, 2019
Work hard and come back even stronger- we all want to see you pushing for the 1st again soon!! MOT
— rawden rogerson (@RawdenRogerson) August 29, 2019