Kemar Roofe has revealed he could still play a part in Leeds’ Championship run-in.
The promotion hopefuls lost their top scorer to injury towards the end of last week after he suffered a lateral knee ligament strain during the win against Swansea City.
There had been doubts that Roofe would play again this campaign, although Leeds were optimistic that he could feature in their promotion push.
And the 14-goal striker has suggested he could be back quicker than anticipated.
Speaking to Radio X on Thursday morning, the striker said: ‘I suffered damage to my lateral ligament and I will be out for six to eight weeks.
When asked if he’d play again this season, Roofe added, ‘Yes, I will be back for the final six or seven games, maybe a bit sooner.
‘Every game is like a final now, each three points is massive.’
That would put Roofe on course to return for the Yorkshire derby against Sheffield Wednesday on April 13.
Leeds are likely to rely on Patrick Bamford in the absence of Roofe when they take on Bolton on Saturday afternoon. Bamford himself has only just returned from a series of ligament injuries.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side are third in the Championship after a weekend without a game. They play their game in-hand against Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday next week.