Leeds United winger Luis Sinisterra is going to miss the rest of the season due to an ankle injury – Javi Gracia confirmed in his press conference today.
Gracia was forced to remove Sinisterra from the field of play against Leicester City on Tuesday [25 April] after he went down following a tackle from Foxes centre-back Caglar Soyuncu.
“Luis will be out for the rest of the season. I think it is something in his ankle, his ligament,” Gracia said (via Yorkshire Evening Post).
The Colombian is no stranger to injury after enduring several throughout his first season at Leeds, as a foot problem saw him ruled out for a run of fixtures both before and after the World Cup break last year.
His loss is undoubtedly a blow to the struggling Whites, especially considering the 23-year-old’s current form of three goals in his last six appearances.
Gracia also delivered an update on the fitness of defender Max Wober, who missed Leeds’ vital clash against Leicester on Tuesday due to a knock picked up in the previous match against Fulham.
“In this moment he is not training with the team, tomorrow we will see if he can help.”
When questioned on the impact of losing such important players during the business end of the season, Gracia stressed that staying positive and making the most of the players he does have at his disposal is crucial.
“It’s tough for us to lose key players but I prefer don’t complain, keep positive and give value to all the players, that I have enough players to compete and to find a way with them.”
Leeds supporters will be hoping that the 52-year-old will be able to find a solution for the absence of Sinisterra – and potentially Wober – in the starting XI for their must-win fixture against Bournemouth this Sunday.