Oh boy. If you haven’t heard, we don’t exactly have a lot of strikers right now. Caleb Ekuban and Jay-Roy Grot are our only guys on the roster right now, and they aren’t exactly proven at the Championship level. Luckily, Kemar Roofe strapped himself to a rocket and has taken off since “converting” back to striker. That being said, depth is still an issue. And, the little depth we had has now been cut. According to ghanasoccernet.com, Caleb Ekuban is set to go under the knife and have foot surgery for an injury he picked up against Sunderland.
It doesn’t look like a reputable source and the report itself is three bland paragraphs, but ghanasoccernet has been pretty reliable when it comes to news about Caleb. I’ve said it a couple times when I’ve written about Ekuban in the past, our TIAT family had heard of the Ekuban rumor sometime before we initially wrote about it, but we all didn’t think the source was reputable. Shows how much we know. Also, it’s not like Ekuban didn’t injure himself against Sunderland. Reportedly injuring his bone against the Black Cats, Caleb turned out to Leeds’ 5-1 win against on crutches and has been wearing a boot around. Yea, it doesn’t really look good.
Ekuban has done well,plus he has some speed when he gets going, so unlucky to get injured #lufc— paul kelly (@paulie_lufc) August 19, 2017
Was proper rooting for Ekuban. Really wanted him to impress but that's 4-6 weeks out if he's torn it. Minimum. Gutted for him #LUFC— Carl Timmins (@carltimmins18) August 19, 2017
Ghanaian media reporting that Caleb Ekuban is to have surgery on his foot injury. #lufc— Lee Sobot (@LeeSobotYEP) August 28, 2017
With Ekuban out a long time, I’m more open to bringing in Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Pawel Cibicki. A rumored four-year deal has been agreed between the two clubs, so that's cool. News of Ekuban’s injury will surely cause a mini panic for both the higher-ups of the club and media outlets, so be prepared for even more transfer rumors to hit the web too.
Best of luck to Caleb on his recovery, the season is young so don't push yourself to come back fast. MOT!
How serious is Ekuban’s injury to you? Should we be panicking or #TrustinTC? Lemme know in the comments below!