Earlier today Leeds United put up a report that recent purchase Tyler Roberts was out injured for an “extended period,” largely due to an incident in training. It was news that didn’t go down well with fans.
The article put out by Leeds indicated that the young Wales star will be absent for an “extended period” and further mentions, and clarifies, that the club are awaiting comment and prognosis of another injury. They say that “initial scans” have indicated that the 19-year-old “has a small crack on his shin” and that it is this which will determine “a timescale for Tyler’s return to action.”
Roberts arrived at Elland Road in the throes of the last moments of the January transfer window, the deal being concluded on Deadline Day. However, he arrived ‘injured’ with then boss Thomas Christiansen saying that he’d been undergoing treatment for a ‘kick injury’, although that seems to be more serious now.
Indeed, after Leeds United published the news, and after fans had tweeted their responses, Roberts himself tweeted the following about his injury.
One thing that Leeds United fans have is patience, plenty of it – in frankness they’ve needed it over these past, lean years. The fact that Roberts has reached out to the fans hasn’t gone unnoticed, with many commenting on his original message.
Injured Leeds United striker vows stronger comeback – fans reactions
Chin up fella see you when your right
— Colin Carmichael (@ColinCarmichae2) February 14, 2018
All behind you Tyler, good luck!
— LUFC South Stand (@SouthStand_LUFC) February 14, 2018
Looking forward to seeing what you are made of at Leeds.
Good luck with your recovery.x
— Lyndsey Mitchell (@lyndseytruth) February 14, 2018
Don’t rush yourself pal I’m sure the fans would prefer you to stay fit rather than risking another injury I’m sure you will repay us when the time is right but for now just focus on getting % fit
— alex smith (@djinna27) February 14, 2018
Your time will come Tyler, talking to a WBA fan on holiday and he really rates you. When you score your first goal for us look up top left of Kop and give Leeds salute to Morley whites. Best wishes, Brian.
— Brian Smith (@BrianSmith503) February 14, 2018
— CC11_lufc_2k18 (@carl2011lufc) February 14, 2018
With no news on the extent of the “extended period” of his injury, Leeds United fans will be hoping that the term ‘extended’ falls down on the shorter end of that rather than becoming a ‘prolonged’ period of time out.