Leeds United fans have been reacting to injury claims surrounding Joe Gelhardt ahead of the new season.
The 19-year-old has yet to make a first-team appearance for Leeds United, although given his presence on the bench for Marcelo Bielsa’s men at various times last campaign, there is just the slightest hint that he might be in a position to make his break into the team this upcoming year, although former Leeds man Paul Robinson thinks that a move out on loan could be more beneficial.
However, any plans for his future – whether they be at Elland Road or elsewhere – appear to have taken a little bit of a setback as the season draws ever closer.
According to @lufcfanzone, which exclusively relayed a claim from ‘a source close to Joe Gelhardt’, the forward rolled his ankle last week and should be back to full fitness ‘in a couple of weeks’, before going on to add that he ‘will explode at Leeds this season, he’s super fit and his confidence is sky high’.
This led to a lot of reaction from the Leeds supporters online when it was relayed to them:
“Good to know Joffy’s injury isn’t too bad.”
Do you think Gelhardt is ready to play for the senior Leeds side?
Hopefully, the injury hasn’t dampened whatever plans the club had for him too much and he’ll be back in the first-team picture sooner rather than later.