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Tommaso Bianchi Out For A Month.

The 26-year-old midfielder- who has been rumoured to be leaving the Whites- now has to deal with surgery.

Has Tommaso Bianchi played his last match for The Whites?
Has Tommaso Bianchi played his last match for The Whites?
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Italian midfielder, who was one of the key figures in Leeds' last season team is now set to miss one month of playing time. Tommaso Bianchi will have surgery on Monday and miss the first month of the season after failing to recover from a knee injury, sustained during the club's tour of Austria. A

According to Leeds United Mad:

After being injured in a friendly against Eintracht has already missed the match with Hoffenheim and is nowhere near being fit for the start of the season. Luckily the injury is not related to the cruciate ligament damage from the end of last season.

When asked about the matter, Rosler said:

"He did every training session but then against Frankfurt he got an impact injury. He damaged cartilage, a similar injury to Luke Murphy. We think he’ll be out for four to six weeks."

After the rumours about Bianchi wanting to leave the Elland Road and head back home to Italy, this may be an opportunity for the boss to try some alternative settings in the midfield. Maybe it would prove to be an opportunity for one of our academy products?