In an injury update given during his pre-Aston Villa press conference [12 January], Leeds head coach Jesse Marsch has confirmed that Crysencio Summerville is due to face a significant period of time out of the side.
It came after the winger was tackled during the FA Cup clash with Cardiff City last Sunday [8 January].
Marsch’s verdict was reported in a statement on the official club website, and reads as follows:
“Crysencio Summerville is out for a month, probably.
“The ankle injury and tackle he sustained in the Cardiff match is a little bit of a talking point for me.
“We’re disappointed Cry will be out. He’s hopeful that it will be quicker than a month but that’s what the prognosis is right now.”
Whilst news of an injury to any player is always disappointing, it is even more so in this instance as Summerville really seems to have established himself as a regular in Marsch’s first team in recent times.
Much like his best friend Wilfried Gnonto, there is a general buzz of anticipation whenever the young Dutchman picks up the ball, as his directness and skill on the ball strikes fear into the hearts of opposition defences.
The responsibility of filling Summerville’s position in the side will most likely fall upon Jack Harrison, who will be hoping he can continue putting in impressive performances like the one shown during his second-half appearance against West Ham recently.
For Harrison, opportunity knocks. But Summerville’s focus will no doubt be on his recovery to ensure he can return to feature for the Whites again as quickly as possible.