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Luke Murphy Undergoes Surgery

The 25-year-old will miss at least seven weeks on the sidelines following a minor knee surgery.

Murphy (right) will miss up to seven weeks following a surgery.
Murphy (right) will miss up to seven weeks following a surgery.
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Leeds United midfielder Luke Murphy will miss at least the first seven weeks of the upcoming season due to an injury the 25-year-old received at pre-season training. He underwent a minor knee surgery.

Murphy twisted his knee towards the end of last week- and after seeing a specialist- had the minor knee surgery performed on him.

"It was a very unlucky situation and the last minute of the training session. He's already gone for a small procedure on his knee," Uwe Rosler told YEP

" I don't think we'll have him back ready to play in the first game against Burnley. We'll be thinking between four and seven weeks, something in between that."

With a £1m signing after coming from Crewe in 2013, Murphy scored three goals in 32 appearances last season. He had a rough start with the team, but finally found his groove last season. This is a big blow to the club.

"He twisted his knee with nobody around him. He is likely to be out for between four and seven weeks," Rosler went on to tell the BBC.

"I'm a little bit sad for him because he has really been trying to impress and finished last season very strong.

"I know him from my time in League One when he played for Crewe and I always rated him highly."

So far, Murphy is the only known absentee for the preseason game against Harrogate Town tomorrow night.

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