Leeds United head of medicine Rob Price has revealed that Djed Spence’s knee injury was caused by a slip in training in which a teammate landed on him.

Leeds’ injury record has been dismal in recent years, with the club rarely fielding a full-strength side in the league.

Daniel Farke is experiencing these disappointing setbacks, but not to the same level as previous managers.

When will Djed Spence return?
Farke said that Djed Spence would be sidelined for an extended amount of time due to a knee injury received after the September international break.
Spence made his debut for the club as a substitute in the 0-0 draw against Sheffield Wednesday and impressed, but he will now have to wait until mid-November for his next opportunity.

Rob Price explains what happened.
Spence’s injury occurred in an unfavorable manner, proving to be nothing more than a “freak accident,” according to Rob Price, Leeds’ head of medicine.


He discussed the incident at Thorp Arch on the Official Leeds United podcast:

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“Djed was extremely unlucky. He went into a training challenge last week, his foot slipped from underneath him, and he ripped the lateral ligament in his knee.

“His foot slipped and it slips as he’s in a challenge, someone falls on his leg and pushes him into a level where the ligament can’t tolerate it, so it snaps, but what I would say about him, as with all the players, is already his attitude to doing what’s right and to making sure he’s going to be okay has been first class.”

In terms of rehabilitation from this setback, Price had this to say:

“We’ll build him up over the next few weeks. We hope he lies in that 90 per cent who get there within the eight weeks.

“If he doesn’t, there’s things we can do beyond that, but there’s certainly nothing extra you’d do at this stage when he’s got a good chance of being back in with us some time in November.”

Predictions for Southampton vs. Leeds?
This pretty much sums up why one of our greatest players is sidelined for at least two months due to this type of injury.

What’s promising is that Price appears to be optimistic that the initial timetable for his return is still in sight, and that he’ll be ready for a critical run in November.


We must start Spence in the Championship as soon as he is back up to speed, since he will elevate our already terrifying attack to a new level.


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