Luke Ayling injury update as Leeds United squad flies out to Sardinia for Cagliari Calcio clash

INJURY UPDATE: On Leeds United defender Luke Ayling.
INJURY UPDATE: On Leeds United defender Luke Ayling.
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LEEDS UNITED defender Luke Ayling looks set to miss the first few games of the season following a knock suffered in training before the club's first pre-season friendly against York City.

Ayling has not featured for the Whites in pre-season after receiving a kick in training and the 27-year-old has had surgery on the problem.

However, the defender is not believed to be facing a long-term absence at a time when United forward Kemar Roofe is also set to miss the first few games of the season.]

Roofe limped off during the second half of the Whites' 2-1 victory over Western Sydney Wanderers in Australia on Saturday.

United initially feared a long-term issue but further assessment returned a positive result with Roofe suffering a severe sprain.