Chris Wood has positive injury news for Leeds United fans

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Carl Ikeme saves from Leeds United's Chris Wood

Leeds United have started their preparations for the 2016-17 Championship campaign.

Leeds United's Chris Wood

Leeds United striker Chris Wood has told The Yorkshire Evening Post that he is free from injury and is fully fit now.

Wood had injury concerns during the 2015-16 season and also while on international duty with New Zealand earlier this summer.

The 24-year-old striker has recovered from his injury problems and has started pre-season training with his Leeds teammates.

The former West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City man has revealed that he does not feel any negative effect from his recent injury problems.

Leeds' Chris Wood in action with  Birmingham's Michael Morrison

Wood has also outlined how he is working hard in order to keep himself fit.

“All injuries are a pest but you can’t plan for them and you can’t mope about them when they happen,” Wood told The Yorkshire Evening Post.

“I’m hoping it’s going to be an injury-free season for me. Then I can really stride on and show my best form.

“I do my work, extra work in the gym making sure the hamstrings are nice and strong, and I think they’ll be all right this season. They’re not bothering me at all.”

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Carl Ikeme saves from Leeds United's Chris Wood

Wood’s comments will be welcomed by Leeds fans, who will hope that the team challenge for a top-six finish in the Championship next season.

The New Zealand international is arguably the best striker on the books of Leeds at the moment, and he will be a key player for the Whites during the 2016-17 campaign.

The 24-year-old scored 12 goals and created 39 chances in 35 Championship appearances for the West Yorkshire outfit last season.

Leeds have been quite busy in the summer transfer window so far, signing Marcus Antonsson, Robert Green, Kemar Roofe, Kyle Bartley (loan), Hadi Sacko (loan) and Matt Grimes (loan).

Nottingham Forest's David Vaughan in action with Leeds' Chris Wood

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