Leeds United boss Uwe Rosler has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that Chris Wood should be back in action on Saturday having suffered a hamstring injury.
Wood, 23, left Leicester City earlier this month in order to sign for Leeds United, with the New Zealand hitman seen as a huge signing for Rosler's men.
Already though, Leeds have hit a problem with the giant striker. Having been forced to pull out of a friendly against York City with a hamstring problem, Wood was unable to complete a full training session with the rest of the Leeds squad at their training base in Austria today.
With a game against German side Frankfurt on the horizon, Rosler has admitted to the Yorkshire Evening Post that Wood won't play on Tuesday, but should return to the side on Saturday when Leeds take on Hoffenheim on Saturday in Norway.
"He did the warm-up this morning. That was planned," said Rosler. "He won’t start tomorrow and he will build up for the game on Saturday. If everything goes normal then he will start on Saturday."
Will Wood be fully-fit for the start of the season?
We are now less than three weeks away from the start of the new Championship season, and hamstring injuries are often frustrating for players.
Whilst Leeds want to get Wood back into action as soon as possible, the risk of worsening the injury means that he should be kept out of games until he is fully fit.
Given time to rest and recover, Wood should be fit and firing for the opening day of the season - and Rosler will know that he can't afford to overwork the striker with a muscle injury.