At times, around a dozen players have been ruled out and the squad has also endured two coronavirus outbreaks, one in pre-season and a second midway through the campaign.
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Jack Walker: Suffered a recurrence of a foot injury in pre-season and has not played this year.
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Tom Briscoe: Ever present in 2021.
Harry Newman: Sidelined until July by the broken leg he sustained last September, but has played in the last 10 games.
Konrad Hurrell: Missed the start of the campaign with a calf muscle tear. Suffered a season-ending foot injury against Leigh Centurions last month.
Ash Handley: Damaged a knee in a pre-season game at Huddersfield. After a minor recurrence early in the campaign, he was concussed playing for England against Combined Nations in June. He also had to isolate due to a positive Covid test in his household.
Rob Lui: Tore a quad muscle in pre-season and damaged a hamstring after one comeback game, in July. Suffered a head injury in last Saturday’s win over Hull.
Luke Gale: Tore a pectoral muscle on the first day of pre-season. Got back for round one, but broke a thumb in Leeds’ second game, served two suspensions and sustained season-ending knee damage against Leigh last month.
Mikolaj Oledzki: Underwent surgery on a foot injury last month. Earlier, he had a spell in isolation after a close contact tested positive for coronavirus.
Kruise Leeming: Has missed only one game this year, when an ankle problem kept him out of the home loss to Warrington in July.
Matt Prior: Stood down for 17 days in August because of Covid.
Alex Mellor: Carried a suspension over from last year, he also served a ban in July and sustained a season-ending knee injury away to Hull later that month.
Rhyse Martin: Has missed only two games, through separate one-match suspensions.
Zane Tetevano: Currently serving his second suspension, he also had a lay-off with coronavirus.
Brad Dwyer: Ever-present this season.
Liam Sutcliffe: Struggled with a knee problem all year, underwent season-ending surgery last month.
Richie Myler: Had a spell on the sidelines with an ankle injury early in the campaign and also served a two-game ban.
Cameron Smith: A hamstring injury in April kept him out of action until mid-July.
Tom Holroyd: Fractured a leg in a pre-season training accident and was unavailable until June.
King Vuniyayawa: Missed several games through separate concussions, including one just moments into his debut.
Bodene Thompson: He was hampered by hip and rib injuries early on and also served a ban after being sent off against Salford in May.
Alex Sutcliffe: Hasn’t played for Leeds since picking up a knee injury against Hull KR in April, but was named in the Magic Weekend squad after being recalled from loan at Featherstone Rovers.
Sam Walters: No major injury problems.
Callum McLelland: Underwent pre-season ankle surgery, then picked up a groin injury. Returned in July, but has been unable to build a run of games due to concussion, illness and knee damage.
Luke Briscoe: No serious injuries.
James Donaldson: No long-term lay-offs.
Jarrod O’Connor: Injury free.
Jack Broadbent: Damaged an ankle at Warrington in July, but made a try-scoring return last weekend.
Corey Hall: No serious injuries, but had a spell on loan at York City Knights.
Liam Tindall: No injuries, currently on loan at Doncaster.
Levi Edwards: Had a spell on loan at Batley Bulldogs.
Morgan Gannon: No major injuries.
Kyle Eastmond: Lack of match fitness delayed his debut, he then suffered a hamstring problem and announced his retirement after just two games.
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