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ICYMI: Rodrigo seemingly absent from Leeds United training as image emerges

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Leeds United striker Rodrigo looked to pick up an injury during the defeat to West Ham, and he is in a race to be fit for the final game of the season this Sunday.

Leeds have one game remaining in their battle to stay in the Premier League this month, preparing for a home test against Europe-chasing Tottenham at Elland Road.

Sam Allardyce has a number of selection headaches to contend with after that crushing defeat away to West Ham last time out.

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Patrick Bamford was forced off for Leeds in the first half at the London Stadium, picking his injury shortly before the Irons equalised through Declan Rice.

Rodrigo deputised as a lone striker for the rest of the game, having scored the opener from a Weston McKennie, but was clearly carrying an issue of his own to stop him from playing at 100% in the latter stages of the match.

Will Rodrigo be fit?

Rodrigo’s fitness is going to be vital for Leeds heading into the final game of the season, but he might not be up to speed yet.

That’s because the club’s official Twitter account shared photos of the squad listening to club legends Gary McAllister and Eddie Gray, where Rodrigo wasn’t in kit to be training on the grass like the rest, instead wearing trainers and long pants:

Image via @LUFC

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It might just be that Rodrigo was touching up on some last gym work before meeting the players on the pitch later in the week.

However, it’s worrying that the striker is not with the rest of the team for it, just as Tyler Adams is clearly not part of the training group.

We need him fit for Sunday, because his goals are going to be the difference between us standing a chance and going down.

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