Fulham v Leeds United: Cooper heads for Craven Cottage but Taylor awaiting scan

FIGHTER: Leeds United centre-back Liam Cooper has made a quick recovery from Saturday's knee injury picked up at Elland Road, above. Picture by James Hardisty.
FIGHTER: Leeds United centre-back Liam Cooper has made a quick recovery from Saturday's knee injury picked up at Elland Road, above. Picture by James Hardisty.
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CENTRE-BACK LIAM COOPER has travelled down with Leeds United to Fulham after making a quick recovery from the knee injury that led to Saturday’s 2-1 loss at home to Brighton and Uwe Rosler’s final game in charge.

Left back Charlie Taylor, though, will be out for between two or three weeks as he continues to recover from a virus.

Cooper went down in pain with six minutes remaining of Saturday’s clash at Elland Road and hobbled off with Leeds having used all three of their substitutes.

The 24-year-old looked to be heading for a notable spell on the sidelines but Evans revealed that Cooper was on his way to making a quick recovery and travelled with the team to London this afternoon having trained at Thorp Arch in the morning.

Wednesday night’s Championship clash at Craven Cottage marks Evans’ first game as head coach at Leeds and the Glaswegian said: “I’ll give you a little surprise as Liam Cooper is going to be on the team coach as he trained this morning.

“The medical team have looked after Liam.

“I have seen the television pictures on Saturday, where you see the boy struggling like that but I have had a good chat with him and he has had a good fitness session with the medical team.

“Liam seems fit enough to say he’s good enough to go on the coach and as an experienced manager you see how he is tomorrow.

“If he’s certainly not involved at Fulham then he will certainly be involved when we go across to Bolton on Saturday. That’s great news.

“Charlie is just about a period of time and we are probably talking two or three weeks.

“He just has to have scan and make sure that there’s no potential damage going towards the spleen, that’s the technical term.

“All I know is it’s two or three weeks.”

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