Cooper: Former Leeds star injured me; Redfearn gives worrying Warnock update

Leeds United

An injury update on two defenders to captain Leeds United this season.

Liam Cooper was named captain of Leeds United for their FA Cup clash with Sunderland, and came away with a minor injury to show for his battling display.

The summer signing delivered a solid performance in the 1-0 loss, but admitted he was in discomfort after the game after a clash with a former Leeds loanee.

He told BBC Radio Leeds: "I'm in a bit of pain, I got an elbow, I think it was Connor Wickham in the last minute of the game right on my hip bone. I'll get in tomorrow and take it from there."

The club's head coach Neil Redfearn sounded positive about his prospects of a quick recovery, but delivered not so positive news regarding another recent captain, Stephen Warnock.

"Stevie, it's a bad one, its his ankle ligaments, we've got to see how it settles down.

"Coops got a knock today, he's a warrior I think he'll come through, just a bang really."

Warnock played only eight minutes against Derby before coming off with an injury, and missed the game against Sunderland. 

There's no immediate indication he will be ready to return against Bolton at the Reebok next weekend, but the performance of Charlie Taylor in his place at the Stadium of Light suggests the club may have a ready made replacement.

Redfearn picked him out for praise after the game along with a number of players he brought in, commenting Taylor 'looked good'.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch