Leeds United centre-back Diego Llorente has picked up a muscle injury whilst on international duty.
Llorente, who is yet to play for Leeds, managed his sixth cap for Spain when he started in the friendly against Portugal last week.
The Spanish FA confirmed on Sunday that Llorente was withdrawn from the squad and will not travel to Kiev for the clash with Ukraine on Tuesday after picking up a muscle problem.
A muscle injury picked up by Llorente on international duty, according to the Spanish FA https://t.co/ORGkW1cLq6
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) October 11, 2020
Llorente was an unused substitute for the win over Switzerland on Saturday and Leeds have been informed of his knock.
The Spaniard joined Leeds during the summer transfer window for a reported fee of £18m from Real Sociedad.
Leeds skipper Liam Cooper has also picked up a muscle injury. He will be out for the next two games.
Cooper was a surprise omission from Scotland’s team to face Slovakia on Sunday and boss Steve Clarke confirmed he had picked up an injury.
Hay has stated that both the players will return to the club for assessment. It seems, both the players have suffered muscular injuries, but the club are yet to confirm the severity of the injury.
both players due back in Leeds for assessment. Sounds like muscular injuries in both cases but the club still to establish the severity.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) October 12, 2020
Leeds fans are hoping that the injuries suffered by them are not serious. Here are some of the selected tweets:
Why are they even playing international football?
— Dirty Leeds ¡Carajo! (@DirtyLeedsFC) October 11, 2020
World Cup and the Euros yes but what is the point of the Nations League?! Especially with the delay of leagues starting this season.
— Rob Withey (@rob1liner) October 11, 2020
Eugh. I hate the international break. We have even more to fear now we’re a PL club and have more international players. Fingers crossed it’s nothing too serious and him and Cooper will be fit for our next game.
— Chris Dawson (@CDawson07) October 12, 2020
The price you pay when you’ve got a squad full of internationals 🙈😉
— Ron (@ronaallleeds) October 11, 2020
Hopefully that’s just precautionary and is nothing serious, either way Rob Price will soon be on it!
— DIRTY LEEDS SCUM ARE BACK (@LUFCjamie1919) October 11, 2020
Bloody hell. Was rooting for him to get a start 🤦♂️
— Jordan 🏆 (@JCrimlisk93) October 11, 2020
What a joke. At least he isn’t first choice
— Jonathan Powell (@jpowell100) October 11, 2020