Injury expert Ben Dinnery has made a claim against Leeds United winger Luis Sinisterra following his recent muscle scare, Football Insider reports.
The Lowdown: Sinistera Wound
Sinisterra headed to Leeds for a pre-season tour of Australia days after signing with Feyenoord earlier this month.
However, he failed to make the initial impact he would have hoped for on his first start in the club’s final game against Crystal Palace before returning to England.
The Colombian winger had to limp early on with a hamstring problem, with Adam Forshaw also making way in the first half with a problem.
Jesse Marsch admitted after the friendly that he hoped the two injuries would not turn out to be serious, with Leeds facing Cagliari on Sunday in their final pre-season game ahead of the new season.
The latest: Dinnery’s comments
Dinnery, which contributes to sky sportstold FI that hamstring injuries tend to be preventable and may leave Leeds wondering if they could have done something different before the problem.
“Looking at the data, the preventable injuries are the non-contact ones.
“Hamstring, muscle and other injuries can make a club wonder if they have done something wrong in their handling of the player load. That’s what Jesse Marsch is insinuating here.
“It’s always a disappointment when you have these injuries because they are the ones you like to think you can avoid, even if sometimes it’s not possible.
“But hamstring injuries account for about 40% of all muscle problems. They don’t go anyway, regardless of advances in technology.
“But he joins a new team and was always going to push himself hard to impress. Hopefully it’s towards the lower end of the spectrum.
Verdict: Fingers crossed
The club remained silent after their pre-season injury game, and you’d like to think they would have provided an update if anything was serious with Sinistera or Forshaw.
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Marsch will more than likely be asked about the pair if they don’t show up against Cagliari on Sunday night, with the Premier League opener just around the corner.
Hopefully both players will be in the squad this weekend, and the Leeds medical team may want to be cautious with Sinistera, who have a history of serious injuries in recent years.