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“Minor”: Positive Leeds United injury update emerges after worrying hamstring setback – Phil Hay

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Leeds United full-back Sam Byram is currently nursing a hamstring issue, but thankfully for him, it’s not a flare-up of the injury that plagued his time at Norwich City.

The Whites have been out of action at the weekend with international football taking precedent, giving Daniel Farke and his side a chance to rest up for the hectic schedule that is about to commence in the Championship.

For the likes of Sam Byram and others with current injury issues to consider, this fortnight break before the Rotherham United clash comes at a great time.

What’s the latest on Byram’s injury?

Byram was forced to come off in the second half of Leeds’ win over Plymouth Argyle last time out, where he hobbled off with what looked to be a hamstring complaint.

He was replaced by Junior Firpo for the 27-year-old’s first outing of the season, underlining the fragile nature of Leeds’ left-back depth.

It was shared post-match that Byram isn’t expected to be out for a great deal of time, but an early prognosis did put him in the ‘unlikely’ category for the Rotherham trip this Friday.

Is is the same issue that caused him trouble at Norwich?

The Athletic’s Phil Hay has now offered positive insight into Byram’s injury, though, revealing that it isn’t a knock-on effect of the long-term nightmare he had with the same area while at Norwich.

He wrote:

“Leeds are at pains to stress that the injury is unrelated to the chronic problem he experienced four years ago, only a minor strain, but the little setback is indicative of Byram’s time of life.”

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The fact that it’s just a minor strain that isn’t going to do major damage to the muscle is really good to know.

With Byram, the club are sure to be a lot more cautious with his recovery than others, and that probably means he won’t be playing any part on Friday.

We can’t risk our best full-back so far this season, because we know rushing him back could have repercussions for the entire season.

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