Club statement regarding injured players…
Leeds United Football Club wants to clarify that during the days leading up to the away Championship fixture at Charlton Athletic on Saturday April 17 that six first team players suffered injuries.
While our first team squad did not train on Wednesday, after the Norwich City fixture the night before, the club were aware that several players were carrying injuries after the game.
The first team squad and management returned to training on Thursday and Friday when these injuries were assessed by the club’ s medical team. Upon assessment of the players, the medical team decided to take caution and on Friday six players did not finish the full training session.
Every member of the Leeds United squad receives first class treatment from the club’s head physio and his team at Thorp Arch. It was the medical team’s view from Thursday onwards that some first team players would struggle to be fit for Saturday’s game at Charlton.
It was declared that the six players were unavailable to travel to London on Friday, the club needs to protect its assets.
The club completely stands by the internal medical recommendations that it receives.