Leeds United manager Dave Hockaday has today confirmed that young prospect Lewis Walters has been confirmed as out for an extensive period of time, as reported from his press conference by Thom Kirwin of LUTV.
Hockaday confirms Noel Hunt out for 2 weeks with a hamstring injury, Lewis Walters a more serious knee problem, will see a specialist. #lufc
— Thom Kirwin (@Thomkirwin) July 25, 2014
Walters suffered his injury during Leeds’s pre-season clash with Mansfield Town, having to leave the field of play during the first half of the game. Walters, a graduate of the club’s academy, picked up the injury after getting his studs caught in the turf. Leeds went on to lose the game 2-0 to the League Two side.
His knee injury is significant, and necessitates a trip to see a specialist as a result.
Elsewhere, Noel Hunt has a hamstring injury that will rule him out for the remainder of pre-season, with the tie against Millwall the earliest opportunity for his return.
Leeds travel to Chesterfield at the weekend, and Hockaday has also said that the side that he selects on the day will represent his strongest eleven, as he perceives it. The manager is under some pressure after a pair of questionable displays in Leeds’s two domestic pre-season friendlies thus far.