Leeds head coach Uwe Rosler addresses fears over Chris Wood injury

Chris Wood of Leicester City

Leeds boss says he was simply taking precautions over Chris Wood.

Leeds United head coach Uwe Rosler has explained why Chris Wood was left out of Wednesday night's pre-season friendly matches.

Leeds played two simultaneous friendlies against York City and Tadchester, with Wood featuring in neither.

The New Zealand international had been expected to play but was left out after reporting a fitness worry in the warm up.

Rosler however has insisted he was just rested as a precaution and Wood's absence was not due to a more serious problem.


Leeds beat Tadchester 3-0, and drew 1-1 with York City, pegged back by a late goal.

It is understandable the Championship side wanted to play it safe regarding Wood, with the pre-season games essentially training exercises.

Middlesbrough saw new centre-back signing Alex Baptiste suffer a double fracture to his leg on his debut at the weekend.

Wood is Leeds United's most expensive signing in over a decade, arriving for £2.5 million from Leicester City earlier this month. He made his debut in Friday's draw with Harrogate.

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