Tony Dorigo has shared what he noticed about an injury suffered by Leeds talent Crysencio Summerville while co-commentating on LUTV, as the in-form winger limped off early on during a 1-2 friendly win over La Liga side Elche.
Leeds were poor in the first half and went behind just before the break, Josan scoring a delightful chip. A long ball over the top of left-back Leo Hjelde, who did not read the pass. But the Whites improved greatly in the second half.
Indeed, Jesse Marsch introduced youth – and Mateusz Klich – and it proved decisive. The likes of Willy Gnonto, Darko Gyabi, Mateo Joseph and Cody Drameh impressed. Sonny Perkins struggled to have an impact, suffering an injury.
Gelhardt got the equaliser – a nice pass from Jack Harrison found an on-rushing Sam Greenwood and his cut-back gave Gelhardt a tap-in. But the story of the night was Klich. His 25-yard curler late on saw Leeds run out 2-1 winners.
Hardly deserved, but a good result given the first-half performance. The main concern, though, will be Summerville. Played through on goal on seven minutes by Harrison, he went to shoot – and his legs tangled with an Elche defender.
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It saw both players go off. While walking away from the incident, the Netherlands Under-21 international then felt the knock and limped off the field very gingerly. Dorigo, on co-comms, shares what he saw from the incident on LUTV.
“That does not look okay at all, that is not good news. It’s how gingerly he was actually walking, that’s the worry. He jumped up quickly, but walking back, he has felt it. The most important thing is go off straight away, limit the damage.”
Dorigo shares what he noticed about Leeds talent Summerville injury
Not a good sign for Leeds. While there were positives – Klich, Gyabi, Harrison to name a few – losing Summerville given the form he is in is a blow. Hopefully, it is just an impact injury, which is what it looked like, and it is only a precaution.
Leeds do have cover with Harrison fit again, and Willy Gnonto an option. Luis Sinisterra is also expected to return to action sooner rather than later. Not good news, though, as he is likely to at least need some time on the sidelines.