Injury expert Ben Dinnery has told Give Me Sport that it was a “good sign” to see Leeds United defender Max Wober continue until half-time against Everton despite suffering a dislocated shoulder – but, he remains a “major doubt”.

Wober, 25, has come into the side and instantly improved Leeds defensively – clocking up nine senior appearances. He is already first choice alongside Germany star Robin Koch in the middle of the defence. He came off at half-time.

It came after going down with a shoulder injury prior to the half-time break. Rasmus Kristensen replaced Wober at the interval, which saw Luke Ayling go into centre-back and Kristensen on the right. Wober is unlikely to be fit.

That is according to Dinnery. He told GMS a dislocated shoulder, if lacking severity, can keep you out for a matter of days but – if serious – may keep Wober out for a number of weeks. But it is a good sign he continued last time out.

“You certainly can’t rule him out for a long period because there have been players who have returned within 7 to 10 days, while others can stretch up to three, four or even five weeks. It comes down to the severity of the problem.

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“The fact that he was able to continue through until half-time, is a good sign. The possibility is they will be working on that shoulder this week. He has been red flagged as a major doubt this weekend,” Dinnery told GMS.

Dinnery: Good sign to see Leeds defender Wober continue until half-time

The chances of Wober being fit for Saturday do seem unlikely. What Leeds will be hoping, is that Wober is only out for a week or two – and in the mean time, captain Liam Cooper is fit enough to deputise while Wober is sidelined.

But Cooper himself has been sidelined for the last few games, missing all three matches under Michael Skubala. It remains to be seen if he will be fit. All eyes are on a press conference later on Friday, scheduled for 12.45PM.

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