Leeds United striker Jean-Kevin Augustin has suffered a recurrence of the hamstring strain which kept him out of Leeds’ squad just before the season was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Phil Hay of The Athletic broke the story this morning, saying it has “not been confirmed by Leeds but sounds like a set back for him”.
Hearing that Jean-Kevin Augustin has suffered a recurrence of his hamstring strain. Not confirmed by Leeds but sounds like a set-back for him. #lufc— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) June 10, 2020
The on-loan RB Leipzig striker has only had 49 minutes of first team action for Leeds this season, but had returned to training looking in a better physical shape than we had previously seen from the former France youth international.
Leeds fans were excited to see what JKA could bring to the side, and although everyone expected Patrick Bamford to get the start regardless of Augustin’s fitness, this is a blow to Leeds’ run-in.
To all #LUFC fans moaning about the JKA news, I give you two words.— James Edwards (@lufcpunter) June 10, 2020
Hopefully this isn’t a longer term hamstring problem, if it is that will probably keep Augustin out for the season. Leeds do have an obligation to buy the striker should they seal promotion to the Premier League.