Leeds United youngster Lewis Cook injured on international duty

Ahmed Kashi of Charlton Athletic (L) and Lewis Cook of Leeds United in action

Leeds United's Lewis Cook has withdrawn from the England under-19 squad.

Ahmed Kashi of Charlton Athletic (L) and Lewis Cook of Leeds United in action

Leeds United midfielder Lewis Cook has withdrawn from the England under-19 squad which was set to travel to Mexico next month.

The FA reported that Cook is one of two players to pull out injured, along with Chelsea defender Jake Carter-Salter.

No further description was provided of the details of Cook's injury, other than that it is described as 'minor'.

Lewis Cook of Leeds United (L) and Luke Chambers of Ipswich Town in action

The news England are taking no chances is good news for Cook, with his withdrawal likely mainly a precaution. 

19-year-old Cook is one of Leeds United's key players and is highly coveted, with just one year remaining on his contract.

Derby's Tom Ince in action with Leeds'  Lewis Cook

England were due to face Mexico in a double header in June 4 and 6, while they are also set to play in the under-19 European Championships in July.

Cook could yet play a part in the tournament in Germany, which would mean he would be absent for a crucial phase of Leeds United's pre-season.

Lewis Cook of Leeds United in action with Henri Lansbury of Nottingham Forest

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