Patrick Bamford injury relief as report states England hopeful only suffered dead leg for Leeds against old club Chelsea
PATRICK BAMFORD suffered 'hopefully a dead leg' during Leeds United's 0-0 draw with Chelsea on Saturday afternoon.
The Whites' top scorer couldn't shake off a first-half knock, and was substituted by boss Marcelo Bielsa in the 35th minute.
Leeds will hope to have their star striker back as soon as possible, while the player himself is dreaming of an England call-up – with Gareth Southgate set to name his next squad in the coming days.
The Athletic's Phil Hay wrote after yesterday's match: "Hopefully a dead leg. Bielsa should be starting his presser shortly."
But unfortunately, the Argentine wasn't yet able to shed any light on the matter.
He said: "[Liam] Cooper is sick and Patrick, I have not asked yet."
According to The Times, Patrick Bamford is under 'consideration' by Southgate – who was present at Elland Road as Bamford hobbled off.
Leeds' No9 may well have been boosted in the pecking order by Tammy Abraham's injury, as well as Danny Ings' downturn in form at Southampton.
Bamford's Leeds team-mate Stuart Dallas recently told talkSPORT: "They’ve got a lot of top players at international level.
"I would love to see him get a chance there, but obviously it’s not my decision. He’s doing himself no harm."
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Following promotion from the Championship, Bamford has looked right at home in England's top-flight.
The 27-year-old has bagged 13 goals and six assists in 28 Premier League appearances this term.
But that first England call-up may have to wait for now, depending on his injury – and the thoughts of Southgate.
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