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Leeds teammates show support to Eunan O’Kane after broken leg

Republic of Ireland International was on-loan at Luton Town

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Leeds United loanee Eunan O’Kane fractured his leg while on loan at Luton Town over the weekend, ending his season early as he underwent surgery on his leg today.

The 28 year-old Republic of Ireland international joined Leeds from AFC Bournemouth at the transfer deadline of the 2016-17 season. O’Kane was a regular starter at Leeds under former manager Thomas Christiansen, but his appearances were limited under Paul Heckingbottom at the end of last season.

He was not in frame for playing time under Marcelo Bielsa, which lead to him going out on loan to League One Luton, as Bielsa has been very clear in his desire to have senior players not hang around the team if they aren’t going be to playing meaningful minutes.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Leeds Director of Football Victor Orta said:

Eunan is a very good footballer and person.

He conducted himself superbly this summer and his loan move to Luton gave him the opportunity to show everyone how good he is.

Unfortunately injuries happen in football and we will give Eunan the best support possible to help him recover.

The support from Luton Town’s medical team has been incredible.

A number of his Leeds teammates took to social media to show their support for the midfielder, and he’ll likely head back to Leeds to start his rehab from the double leg break. We wish him the best in his recovery.