Leeds United midfielder Rodolph Austin is due to miss the next few weeks with injury.
Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn confirmed at his press conference today that Rodolph Austin is set for two to three weeks on the sidelines.
Austin had to be substituted off with an injury in Leeds' last match against Watford and it seems that the problem is severe enough to keep him on the sidelines until the middle of March.
The Jamaican midfielder has strained his thigh muscle and he is set to miss matches against Ipswich Town, Wigan Athletic, Nottingham Forest and Fulham.
Redfearn confirms that Rodolph Austin will be out for "two-three weeks" with a "slight thigh strain". #lufc— Leeds United FC (@LUFC) March 3, 2015
Austin's absence will be sorely felt by Leeds, as he has been one of their most important players in their upturn in form over recent weeks.
Redfearn spoke yesterday to the club's official website about how integral Austin had been to the side and they will miss his pace and power in the centre of the pitch.
Austin is a unique option in Leeds' squad and it will be up to his teammates to ensure his absence does not have a detrimental impact on results.
Leeds have picked up five wins in their last eight games and the challenge for them will be to continue securing points on a regular basis until the end of the season, even if they appear to have little to play for other than pride.