Forward’s injury prognosis confirmed.

Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford faces four months on the sidelines after suffering a PCL injury during last Friday’s Under-23s game against Bristol City at Elland Road.

Bamford joined the Whites from Middlesbrough during the summer transfer window and has impressed on several occasions since making the move.

Director of Football Victor Orta said: “This is clearly disappointing news for Patrick and for everyone at Leeds United.

“Patrick has settled in well, quickly becoming an important player for Marcelo Bielsa and a popular part of the group. 

“We have an excellent medical team at the club and Patrick is in the best possible hands, he will be back available to us during an important part of the season and he will still play a key role in our campaign.”

Head of Medicine and Performance Rob Price added: “Patrick is a very fit footballer and whilst this is a setback for all concerned, we have spoken to some of the best consultants in the country to make the correct diagnosis quickly.

“My team will work with Patrick to get him back involved with the first team as fast as possible.”

Patrick would like to thank the Leeds United fans for the messages of support he has received over the weekend.