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Kemar Roofe will be out ‘four weeks’ due to injury picked up in Australia

Striker’s injury not as bad as feared

Western Sydney v Leeds United - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Matt King/Getty Images

Leeds United fans will be sighing with relief today, as the injury to Kemar Roofe isn’t as bad as was feared. Roofe was subbed off with an injury in Australia, but he’s now been diagnosed with a ankle sprain and is expected back in action in about four weeks.

Per the club’s official website:

Kemar Roofe will return to action in four weeks after scans revealed his injury suffered against Western Sydney Wanderers was not as severe as first feared.

Roofe was substituted during the friendly win Down Under, with a high ankle injury.

Following further examination from our medical team, it has been confirmed that the injury is a sprain and not a long term injury and the forward will step up his recovery at Thorp Arch immediately.

Roofe was one of the key players for Leeds last season, and any long-term injury to him would have tested the depth at the club. Roofe was out for two spells last season, and both times the club struggled with him out or when he was not 100%, so it’s good to see that he’ll be back sooner than was originally feared.