May 25, 2024

A new update on the injury to a key Leeds United player has been revealed.

Wilfried Gnonto’s injury at Leeds United has been updated.

Wilfried Gnonto will be out until after the next international break due to minor surgery on his ankle, providing an update from journalist Phil Hay.

Leeds will be without Gnonto for three upcoming games before the October international break, but have quality options in wide positions to compensate for his absence.

Leeds’ performance against Watford showcased their depth and quality in the final third, and the team is starting to click into gear, generating optimism for the season ahead.

Wilfried Gnonto is set to return to Leeds United following the international break as he prepares for’minor surgery’ on his ankle.

The most recent Wilfried Gnonto injury
Leeds managed to keep hold of the 19-year-old after a summer of incessant speculation, in what appeared to be a major coup for the club.

Gnonto, on the other hand, was forced out in the week’s draw against Hull City due to an ankle injury, and manager Daniel Farke stated he had a lateral ligament problem.

Despite being aware of the setback, Leeds were awaiting scan findings to assess how long the Italian international would be sidelined.

After speaking with Farke, journalist Phil Hay provided an update on the player on social media, with Gnonto set to miss a few more weeks.

“An update on Gnonto: he requires minor surgery, but on a bone rather than his injured ligament.” He won’t be available until after the next international break.”

What games will Wilfried Gnonto be unable to attend?
Leeds have three games left before the international break in October, the first of which being a trip to Southampton next Saturday.

This is the first of three games in a row for the Yorkshire club, who will then face QPR at Elland Road before hosting Bristol City on October 7.

Following that, there is a two-week gap before Leeds travels to Norwich, which might be the game for which Gnonto returns.

Given his injury, it seems highly likely he will not be called up to the Italian squad for their games next month, which will be a blow for the player as he looks to keep his place in the squad ahead of Euro 2024.

How big a setback is this for Leeds?

You would actually say this is a positive update from Leeds’ perspective, as the talk around Gnonto after the injury was that he could be out for a long time. If it transpires that he just misses four games, then it wouldn’t be that bad given the initial fears.

Obviously, the teenager is a brilliant player at this level, so not having him available is far from ideal, but the reality is that Leeds are stacked for quality options out wide.

The 3-0 win over Watford demonstrated Leeds’ quality in the final third, with Farke bringing in Dan James to replace Gnonto, who registered two assists.

Farke is also spoilt with choice, with Jaidon Anthony coming on and scoring, and they have remarkable depth for those wide spots by Championship standards.

The 3-0 win over Watford demonstrated Leeds’ quality in the final third, with Farke bringing in Dan James to replace Gnonto, who registered two assists.

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Farke is also spoilt with choice, with Jaidon Anthony coming on and scoring, and they have remarkable depth for those wide spots by Championship standards.

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