Positive outlook on Koch’s return as Leeds star undergoes surgery

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Leeds United have reportedly received good news following a worrying knee injury suffered by defender Robin Koch.

The club revealed Tuesday that the center-back requires surgery after limping in Saturday’s loss to Chelsea.

Now, IMAGE report that the club has appointed one of the “world’s leading knee specialists,” Dr. Andy Williams, to oversee Koch’s recovery.

According to the source, Leeds he wanted to travel to Germany to see another revered specialist, Dr. Christian Fink.

He previously helped former Manchester City winger Leroy Sane recover from his long-lasting knee injury.

However, current English Covid-19 quarantine regulations meant that this trip was ‘virtually impossible’, so the club sent it to the Fortius Clinic in London.

The source (via Sports witness) adds that the German will not be out for the rest of the season.

Rehab is scheduled to begin on Wednesday and he could be ready to play for the club and the country again in March.

Koch had originally hurt his knee in Leeds Opening of the Premier League against Liverpool but he passed the player ten more games and four additional games for Germany.

However, after a collision over the weekend, the club said the 24-year-old would need more in-depth medical attention.


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Koch foresaw his time on the sidelines

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According to Sports witnessKoch said it was “clear” that more care would eventually be needed for his knee injury.

He said: “At the beginning of the season we decided together with the doctors that I could play like this for now.

“But we were clear that sooner or later we would have to perform the procedure. It was time after the game against Chelsea.

“In view of a very important year for me in 2021, it is now crucial to be able to return to the field in spring.

“Andy Williams is an absolute expert in this field. I felt that I was in very good hands with him from the beginning ”.

Leeds United will face West Ham United in the Premier League on Friday night.

A win would temporarily take them to the top half of the table.




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