Leeds United boss Steve Evans provides injury update on Ross Turnbull

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Leeds United goalkeeper Ross Turnbull has been ruled out until February with a broken ankle.

Steve Evans has told LUTV that Leeds United goalkeeper Ross Turnbull is making good progress, as he looks to work his way back from a broken ankle.

Turnbull picked up the serious injury in training last month, and Evans has estimated that the former Chelsea goalkeeper will be out until February.

It is a big blow for the experienced stopper, but Evans insists that he is not too concerned about the goalkeeping situation at Elland Road at the moment, due to Marco Silvestri’s good form.

"He’s made good progress, but his is about time," Evans said. "It’ll be in the new year before we see that kid again, probably February time.

"It’s a blow for him because they tell me from a distance he was just starting to shine, but if Marco Silvestri keeps playing the way he is playing, Ross can keep sitting with the physios for as long as he likes."

Turnbull was brought to Leeds during the summer transfer window, and he has only made one appearance for the club so far.

Prior to his injury, it was suggested that the 30-year-old could have replaced Silvestri in goal, due to the Italian’s poor form over the early part of the season.

However, Silvestri has improved considerably since Evans has taken over, and Turnbull looks set to come back as number two when he is fit.

Evans had talked about signing another goalkeeper at Leeds soon after taking over, with West Bromwich Albion stopper Anders Lindegaard reported to have been of interest by the Express and Star, but those rumours have died down of late.

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