Leeds United winger Luis Sinisterra’s injury will be “a massive hammer blow” to the side ahead of their two Premier League fixtures before the World Cup break.
That is according to presenter Conor McGilligan, who was speaking on Thursday’s upload on the One Leeds Fan Channel.
Sinisterra had picked up a foot injury in Leeds’ 3-2 defeat at home to Fulham in October, but manager Jesse Marsch has now confirmed that the niggle has not recovered in the way that the club had hoped.
The 23-year-old’s absence suggests that last weekend’s matchwinner at Liverpool Crysencio Summerville could be set for a run of starts in the team, or £3.8m summer signing Wilfried Gnonto could get a spell in the side.
And McGilligan is frustrated that the seven-time Colombia international is facing a period out of action.
“Obviously, it looks like he’s going to be missing for the next two games, which is a little bit of a worry, apparently the injury is more serious than first thought,” the presenter said on the One Leeds Fan Channel (04:55).
“He’s going to be out until after the World Cup, which is obviously a hammer blow, it’s a massive hammer blow.
“And that’s not to say that I would have taken Summerville out for this game because I wouldn’t.”
TIF Thoughts on McGilligan’s comments…
We believe that McGilligan is right to be frustrated, as Sinisterra’s injury leaves Leeds critically short of experienced senior options to play out wide in this weekend’s clash with Bournemouth, before next week’s trips to Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur.
Between them, Summerville and Gnonto have just nine Premier League appearances between the two of them, whilst the stricken Colombian on his own possesses nine appearances and two goals, according to Transfermarkt.
Therefore, we believe that Marsch will be slightly concerned about his lack of senior experience out wide this weekend, though he will back his young forwards to do the job.