Leeds United: Bamba suffers injury set-back

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Leeds United captain Sol Bamba is facing a short spell on the sidelines after suffering a foot injury.

Bamba sustained a fractured toe ahead of today’s game against Rotherham United and is set to miss the next two weeks of United’s season.

The centre-back was diagnosed with the injury after Leeds’ friendly at Wycombe Wanderers during the international break but the club do not believe the problem is serious.

France-born Bamba, who started United’s last league game at Huddersfield Town on the bench after completing a one match ban, was present at Elland Road this afternoon to lay a wreath on the pitch in memory of the people murdered in Paris last week.

Writing in the matchday programme, Bamba - a resident of Paris in his younger years - said: “It hurt me a lot to see such devastation for so many innocent people in my city.

“My mum, dad and brother all still live in Paris. We have two Parisians here, myself and Souleymane Doukara, and it came as a huge shock seeing those horrific events unfold.

“Everybody back home has my full support in the face of what can only be described as an act of evil.

“Everybody needs to stay united during these tough times. Those behind the attacks want us to be divided and to stop loving and enjoying our normal lives but we need to stand together and show that this is not acceptable.”

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