Leeds United’s injury problems continue to mount with the news that striker Ryan Edmondson will remain on the sidelines for the foreseeable future, according to the Leeds Live website.

The 17-year-old has been a regular in the Whites’ Under-18 and Under-23 sides since signing from York in November 2017.

He has also made two substitute appearances for the senior side in the Championship – once during last season and then against Birmingham City in September.

However, Edmondson has been absent since being forced to leave the field with an unknown injury during Leeds’ Under-23 victory over Hull City on October 29.

He has scored eight goals for the Under-23s this season, including five in his last three matches.

Edmondson missed last week’s match against Crewe Alexandra and has not been on the bench for the senior side since the trip to Brentford on October 6.

The Leeds Live report adds that the club has not revealed any expected return date for the striker nor confirmed any details about his injury.

It means that Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa will have to get the best out of his remaining resources for upcoming matches as the injury problems continue to grow.

Pontus Jansson has now joined Luke Ayling, Patrick Bamford, Gaetano Berardi, Izzy Brown and Tom Pearce on the injury list.

Leeds are next in action on November 24 – after the international break – when they host Bristol City, eager to get back to winning ways after last weekend’s 4-1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion.

While Edmondson has no chance of featuring, it is possible that Bielsa will at least be able to welcome Pearce – and maybe Jansson – back for that match.

Leeds have now slipped to third in the Championship but remain firmly on course to remain in the hunt for promotion come May.


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