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Pascal Struijk sends brilliant message after undergoing surgery

Leeds United defender Pascal Struijk will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery this week. 

Ahead of the Championship clash against Watford at Vicarage Road on Friday, Daniel Farke has confirmed that the club decided that Struijk should undergo surgery rather than continue injection therapy.

At the start of the month, Farke was optimistic that the 24-year-old could play some part for the rest of the season. He was optimistic that Struijk could return after the international break but now Leeds have decided otherwise.

Struijk is a key player for the club and he was in great form before he picked up a hip injury. He forged a strong partnership alongside Joe Rodon at the back. Naturally, he is very disappointed that he can’t play any further part as Leeds chase automatic promotion.

He wrote on Instagram: “This week I’ve had surgery on my injury, the operation was successful. However, ofcourse I’m disappointed because I can’t lead my team to the finish line now we’re in such a good position.

“I’ll continue to work hard to get to my full strength, but until then I will support the squad from the sidelines. You got this, boys.”

Leeds United can cope without Pascal Struijk

The news will come as a blow to the Whites camp but it looks like the best decision for all parties involved.

After Struijk got injured, Farke used Ethan Ampadu in defence alongside Rodon, a move that has worked wonders. Leeds have managed 12 wins out of their last 13 games, drawing the other one, where they conceded only three goals during that period.

The absence of Struijk wasn’t felt at all, and possibly that’s why Farke took this bold decision to allow the defender to undergo surgery and get himself fully fit ahead of the next season.

Leeds also have Liam Cooper and Charlie Cresswell as other options in case any one gets injured.

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