Leeds United appear unlikely to call upon Patrick Bamford for the penultimate game of the season against Brighton.
Injuries have been a total disaster this season and a major cause of both Marcelo Bielsa and Jesse Marsch being unable to establish any sort of rhythm in their performances.
Patrick Bamford has been unable to capitalise on a stunning 2020/21 season thanks to an ongoing foot issue that is still keeping him out.
After landing awkwardly in the win over Wolves, Bamford has been out since as he aggravated that plantar fasciitis issue.
Six weeks was the initial estimate, following the setback that came in mid-March, and he’s yet to return as we’re onto week eight without him.
With two games to go, will Leeds stay up?
Now, injury expert Ben Dinnery has issued a prediction of the likelihood of him returning this weekend to face Brighton, claiming he’s got around 25% chance of featuring.
He appears on a list of 9 possible absentees Leeds will have to contend with this weekend, from either injury problems or two suspensions.
It’s getting to the point where it might be worth Marsch considering risking him.
We need something from these last two games or we’re down, and Bamford’s return could help that.
If he’s not actually able to play, it’s such a shame because his season is essentially over for a problem that has been known to us for over a year now.
Another injury that highlights the incompetency of everyone who had a say in our summer and January transfer windows, knowing we had one main striker, and he wasn’t fit.