Robin Koch has been out of the Leeds United squad since December but he won’t be far off returning to the side.
Injury issues seem almost part and parcel of Marcelo Bielsa’s weekly schedule at Elland Road.
Centre-backs have been on the treatment table all week but there seems to be a light at the end of this tunnel.
After getting through the New Year with the bare bones of a squad, it seems Leeds might have some depth very soon.
Robin Koch’s knee injury looked set to keep him out for three months after surgery, and that’s been the case, with his last outing away to Chelsea in early December.
However, he has since shown update of being back at Thorp Arch as he steps up his recovery:
Meanwhile, Gaetano Berardi has already started getting minutes in the under-23s side, suggesting he’s not far away from Premier League action too.
Having been asked on Twitter about the subject, YEP journalist Graham Smyth had this to say on how long before we see Koch in action:
The club don’t need to rush Koch back from injury as much as they might have if Diego Llorente was still out.
The Spaniard has come into his own in the last two weeks and looks a strong addition.
With that in mind, Koch can be patient when pushing for his return to ensure he doesn’t aggravate any injuries.
If Koch and Berardi return soon, we can potentially look at what would be Marcelo Bielsa’s full strength team for the first time this season.