Leeds United and Tottenham Hotspur injury lists in full - Whites hopeful for star men, Spurs wait on one

Leeds United's injury problems outweigh those currently facing Tottenham Hotspur ahead of Saturday's Elland Road clash.

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 1:31 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 1:32 pm
HEAVY BLOW - Leeds United winger Raphinha has missed three games since taking a heavy blow from Fernandinho against Manchester City. Pic: Getty

The Whites are hopeful of having two of their key men back for the game, while interim Spurs boss Ryan Mason has little to worry about in the way of injuries, for their first visit to LS11 since a 2013 FA Cup defeat at the hands of the Whites.

Only left-back Ben Davies is currently struggling with injury, having missed Spurs' last five games with a lower leg complaint.

"I am not sure how long he has until he gets back," said Mason recently of a man who has played 38 times for Tottenham this season, including the 3-0 win over Leeds in London earlier this season.

Sign up to our Leeds United newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Their only other injury news is that Oliver Skipp, who has spent the season on loan at Norwich, has undergone surgery to repair a metatarsal fracture.

Leeds are crossing their fingers that both Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha will be fit in time to face the Premier League's sixth-placed side. Phillips sat out the trip to Brighton last weekend having taken a minor knock to the back of his knee, while Raphinha is still working his way back from the blow he took from Fernandinho against Manchester City. That challenge, which earned the Manchester City man a yellow card late on in Leeds' 2-1 win, has kept the Brazilian winger out for the last three games.

Bielsa said last week that their impression was that Raphinha was in the final stages of his rehabilitation from the injury.

Helder Costa was also missing for the Brighton game. He was slammed to the ground in a challenge with Manchester United's Aaron Wan-Bissaka and suffered what Marcelo Bielsa called a 'very big knock' to his back.

Adam Forshaw is yet to return to action from the minor muscle injury he sustained in his comeback for the Under 23s and with the second string fixtures complete for the season, any return before the summer could only take place in Premier League action.

Bielsa is due to speak with the press at 9am tomorrow morning ahead of Saturday's lunchtime kick-off.