Phil Hay has told his Athletic podcast that Leeds United midfielder Tyler Adams has only suffered a “small hamstring strain” and that the indication was that it was not particularly serious. Leeds are hoping he returns after the break.

Adams, 24, has played almost every minute when available this season. He has missed two games – one through injury and the other after a red card against Spurs. The 36-time USA star has been crucial for Leeds this season.

Leeds confirmed this week that Adams would be missing against Wolves, and would not travel with the USA side for international fixtures. After Saturday’s trip to Wolves, Leeds are next in action against Arsenal on April 1 in London.

Speaking about the injury sustained by Adams, Hay said that he had been told that it is not a serious hamstring injury and while nothing is confirmed – the belief is that it will not be long out. A strain, rather than a pulled muscle.

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“The answer when we went to Leeds was that he had suffered a small hamstring strain. Wouldn’t be fit for Wolves this weekend, or fit enough to go away with USA who have Nations League games against Granada and El Salvador.

“Quite a lot of travelling to be done for the US guys who are in the squad. But Adams won’t be part of it. Leeds will try as they best they can to get him fit for after the break. The indication is that it wasn’t particularly serious.”

Hay says Leeds midfielder Adams suffered small hamstring strain

Adams has been key to Leeds. One of the biggest positives of Jesse Marsch’s era is the signing of Adams, who is the current USA captain and starred at the World Cup. If Leeds are to stay up, Adams will be absolutely pivotal.

So, the update from Hay is a positive one. Hamstring injuries are obviously incredibly difficult to predict but the feeling is that he might only be missing for Wolves and could play against Arsenal – which is a real boost for us.

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