Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford picked up a slight knock during his side’s 1-5 loss to Crystal Palace at the weekend, according to BBC West Yorkshire Sport’s Adam Pope.
His injury reportedly forced his substitution in the game’s 79th minute, at the tail end of a second half which represented a complete capitulation from the Whites.
Bamford’s performance got off to a bright start as he managed to score his 50th goal for Leeds through a pinpoint accurate header – putting the West Yorkshire giants 1-0 up against Roy Hodgson’s side.
The Englishman’s display – as well as that of his squad mates – diminished massively in the game’s second half however, as Palace romped to a 1-5 victory which left many of the Leeds faithful gathered in the stadium scratching their heads.
Leeds’ second half implosion thrust them fully back into the Premier League relegation battle, as the Whites now sit just two points above the drop zone with Liverpool up next at Elland Road next Monday.
Javi Gracia’s side already have their fair share of injury concerns – with starting XI regulars Max Wober and Tyler Adams both missing.
Now, it appears as if Bamford may be joining his teammates on the sidelines, as Pope revealed the 29-year-old picked up an injury during the contest.
“How can a goal rattle them so much? I don’t understand how a goal can be so demoralising. We understand Bamford might have been playing with a little bit of an injury and he had to go off, he wasn’t moving well,” Pope said, speaking on the Don’t Go To Bed Just Yet podcast.
Leeds face Liverpool at home next Monday, hoping to put Sunday’s dire result behind them quickly.