Leeds United suffered what could be a huge blow to their automatic promotion chances on Saturday afternoon when they went down 1-0 to Sheffield United, and after the match their supporters were worried about one of their defenders.

The Whites could have taken a big step in their quest for a return to the Premier League, but instead they left the door wide open for the Blades to power through and leave that hope out of their own hands.

Leeds have occupied a spot in the top two of the Championship table for much of the campaign, but they chose the worst possible time to deliver one of their worst performances of the season.

That leaves the Whites needing Sheffield United to slip up between now and the end of the run in to give them a chance of sneaking back into the promotion spots, and avoid having to go through the lottery of the play-offs.

One problem that could be on the horizon for Marcelo Bielsa and his Leeds outfit are the increasing injuries and suspensions.

Kiko Casilla was dismissed for the home side in injury time, and he will return from the upcoming international break suspended, but there was a bigger concern than that.

Pontus Jansson looked to pick up a knee injury during the clash with the Blades, and the Whites will be hoping that is not lengthy or significant.

The Sweden international had an eventful afternoon. He began it in the heart of the Leeds defence, before playing as a makeshift striker, and ended the game between the sticks after Casilla was dismissed.

Jansson is a huge figure for the Whites so their fans were understandably concerned about his fitness, when they took to social media after the final whistle against the Blades.

Here are the pick of their messages:


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