, Leeds United see 25-goal/assist star undergo surgery due to injury problem

Leeds United see 25-goal/assist star undergo surgery due to injury problem

Leeds United forward Georginio Rutter will undergo surgery on a hernia problem but could return straight after the international break, it has been confirmed.

Leeds United have seen French forward Rutter become a crucial player this season. After a tough first six months at Elland Road, the 21-year-old has been a star man for Daniel Farke’s Whites.

Rutter has seven goals and 18 assists across all competitions, featuring 40 times.

He’s maintained his key role in recent weeks too, helping Leeds United maintain their run of no Championship defeats in 2024. The run means they’re now top of the table, though Leicester City hold a game in hand after their FA Cup tie with Chelsea at the weekend.

Now though, despite holding onto his starting spot, the club have confirmed Rutter has been playing through a hernia problem. They will now take the international break to address this problem with the former Hoffenheim man undergoing minor surgery.

It is stressed that all being well though, Rutter can return to playing in in approximately 10 days. That means he could be in contention to return after the break against Watford and Hull City.

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, Leeds United see 25-goal/assist star undergo surgery due to injury problem

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A well-managed issue

It will be hoped that the surgery and brief recovery period is a smooth one for Rutter. If all goes to plan, Leeds United will have managed the problem brilliantly.

They’ve maintained the services of Rutter while he battles to play through the injury and getting to the international break without a catch now allows him to undergo the minor operation. Hopefully, he’ll be able to play at his eye-catching best shortly after the international break, with a swift return eyed.

The wealth of attacking talent at Elland Road means Farke would have ample replacements to call upon if Rutter isn’t ready and raring to go straight away. If he is fit to feature though, it will be a huge boost.

Much of Leeds United’s best football involves the Frenchman and at such an important stage of the season, having him available will be pivotal to the Whites’ bid to return to the Premier League.

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