Leeds United have been dealt yet another injury blow in their seemingly never-ending crisis this season as it has emerged that Tyler Roberts will miss the remainder of the season after sustaining a ruptured hamstring against Leicester City.
The Welsh forward went down injured with 15 minutes to play at The King Power Stadium, but with Leeds already having made their three substitutes he, bravely or foolishly, carried on despite being unable to break into a jog for the remainder of the game.
And his injury compounded defeat in Jesse Marsch's first game in charge of Leeds, as relegation continues to loom over the Yorkshire club.
A statement by the club revealed:
'Leeds United can confirm Tyler Roberts has successfully undergone surgery on a ruptured hamstring tendon sustained in last Saturday’s Premier League game at Leicester City.
Roberts will spend the next three months on the sidelines.
Everyone at Leeds United wishes Tyler a speedy recovery.'
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