Report suggests Leeds United duo Ross Turnbull and Gaetano Berardi could return at end of February

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The 'keeper and full-back have been out of action for some time now.

Leeds United have recently had their injury worries over their star striker Chris Wood. The New Zealand international has been out of action with a hamstring injury recently which he appears to be struggling to shake.

Of course they also have more long-term concerns.

Substitute goalkeeper Ross Turnbull and Gaetano Berardi both suffered serious ankle injuries earlier in the season.

Both injuries came at the worst possible time for both players. Turnbull was just starting to apply pressure on the Leeds number one Marco Silvestri. Meanwhile Swiss defender Berardi had established himself as the number one right-back.

The Yorkshire Evening Post is today reporting that neither player is on the brink of an immediate comeback.

The report claims that the pair will both be absent from training until the end of next month at the earliest - so a return to first-team action in March looks likely.

Turnbull, signed on a free transfer from Barnsley in the summer, suffered a fractured ankle in a training match back in October. Teenager Bailey Peacock-Farrell has sat on the bench in his place.

Berardi tore an ankle ligament in December against Charlton Athletic and was imediately ruled out for eight weeks.

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