'It's not healed as we expected' - Leeds United loanee could see season cut short after injury setback

Leeds United loanee Bryce Hosannah in action for Bradford City. Pic: GettyLeeds United loanee Bryce Hosannah in action for Bradford City. Pic: Getty
Leeds United loanee Bryce Hosannah in action for Bradford City. Pic: Getty
Bryce Hosannah has suffered with a number of injury problems this season.

Leeds United full-back Bryce Hosannah is waiting to find out whether his season is over with loan club Bradford City.

The 21-year-old - who penned a contract extension with the Whites until the summer of 2022 in November - has spent the campaign with the Bantams on a season-long loan deal in League Two.

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Hosannah, though, has been restricted to just 11 appearances across all competitions this term after suffering a serious hamstring injury in mid-December.

He is yet to be named in a matchday squad at Valley Parade this year and has now suffered a setback in his rehab, which he is undertaking with United's West Yorkshire neighbours.

“Bryce is injured at the minute and we have looked at where he is in his rehab and things like that," Bradford co-manager Conor Sellars said.

“It is a setback we are trying to monitor and get to the bottom of. We will possibly have some news on that early next week.

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“You have always got that chance when you are not really sure what the problem is. If something is not healing the way it needs to heal, then there are ways and means you can help that and it may require surgery and there’s things like that.

“Fingers crossed that it is not. But it has not healed as well as we have expected and we will have to wait and see. Everybody has got the best interests at heart."

Bradford - who also have Leeds winger Jordan Stevens on their books on a temporary basis - are keeping in close contact with the Elland Road club over Hosannah's recovery.

“There’s a lot of communication between both clubs but Bryce is primarily with us getting his treatment,” Sellars said last week.

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“Everything’s agreed in principle between the two clubs and we’re hoping he’s back soon. It's so important with those types of injuries that you prevent them happening again because they can be quite detrimental to their development as young players.

"Their safety and welfare is paramount in our thoughts so we're just going to make sure when they come back they're fully fit and ready."