Jansson to miss Sweden World Cup qualifiers

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Leeds United talisman Pontus Jansson is set to miss Sweden’s World Cup qualifiers with an arm injury, according to a reliable journalist.

Yorkshire Evening Post correspondent Phil Hay has claimed that the centre-back was sent for scans on an arm injury earlier today (Monday) and has been replaced in Sweden’s squad by Dynamo Moscow defender Sebastian Holmen.

Hay explained that Jansson, 26, remains in Leeds and is not expected to feature for his country during the international break.

Jansson was due to fly to Sweden after Sunday’s 3-0 Championship defeat at Hillsborough but is not set to stay in England during the international break.

He was stretchered off with 18 minutes of the match to play after he was hurt in an accidental collision with midfielder Kalvin Phillips, who was left with a dead leg.


The silver lining in the cloud that has enveloped Leeds in the last 24 hours is the timing of Jansson’s injury, which coincides with the start of the international break. Given that the promotion hopefuls are not in action for another 12 days, there is the possibility that the key defender will not be absent for any club fixtures. Leeds will clearly want Jansson to be available for the home clash against Reading. He is a tough competitor who is a dominant presence in both penalty boxes and is able to inspire those around him.

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