Javi Gracia is ‘worried’ about facing Premier League leaders Arsenal without Max Wober, Willy Gnonto and Tyler Adams… with Leeds having to deal with a ‘major injury problem’ for their first-choice men amid relegation battle
- Javi Gracia admits Leeds have a “big problem” after suffering a hat-trick
- Midfielder Tyler Adams, 24, faces a battle to get fit again this season, coach says
- Gracia also eliminated defender Max Weber and striker Willy Genonto from Saturday
Javi Gracia admits relegation-threatened Leeds United have a “huge problem” and is “worried” after suffering a triple injury blow.
Midfielder Tyler Adams faces a battle to get fit again this season after being forced to have hamstring surgery, the Whites’ coach said.
Gracia also ruled out defender Max Weber and striker Willy Genonto from Saturday’s game with league leaders Arsenal due to hamstring and ankle injuries sustained while on international duty.
The duo are now huge doubts for next week’s clashes at home to relegation rivals Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace.
“It’s a big problem for us,” admitted Gracia, whose team is 14th in the table but just two points behind the bottom three. “We lost important players in the upcoming matches.
Javi Gracia admits Leeds United are in “a big problem” after suffering a hat-trick
The Whites’ coach said quarterback Tyler Adams will face a fight to get fit again this season
Gracia also ruled out defender Max Wober and striker Willy Genonto from Saturday’s game with league leaders Arsenal with hamstring and ankle injuries.
“Tyler, we’ll see his development. After the surgery, we’ll see if he can play any games this season.
Max and Willie need time to recover. What I know is that they will miss this game and I think it will be more time. I don’t know if it’s 1 week more or 2 weeks more.
“I have to be worried about that because they are important players for us and we don’t have a very big squad.
We must try to find solutions. But I believe in all my players.
Gracia also says forwards Rodrigo and Luis Sinistera are still not fully fit despite both returning from injury for the two matches against Brighton Wolves before the international break.
“Luis and Rodri are improving, but they are not in the best condition,” the Spaniard added.
They need time, train more, and compete more with more minutes. Louis is getting better and better day by day. I’m sure he will help us in the next matches, Rodri as well.