Leeds United goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell has undergone surgery on a broken hand.
The 19-year-old tweeted a photograph of his left arm in a cast after being sent for an operation on an injury suffered by him in a development-squad meeting with Charlton Athletic last month.
Peacock-Farrell, who agreed a new two-year contract with Leeds in the summer, missed United’s recent Under-23 games against Bolton Wanderers and Hull City and is now starting a spell of rehabilitation. He is expected to make his comeback around Christmas.
Writing on Twitter, the youngster wrote: “Operation done, cast put on, time to get better and get back to playing football.”
Peacock-Farrell came to prominence last season by featuring in United’s matchday squads and making his first-team debut at home to Queens Park Rangers in April.
He extended his stay at Elland Road following protracted negotiations with Leeds but he has been limited to development-squad opportunities this season, behind first-choice keeper Rob Green and second-choice Marco Silvestri.