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Monk provides update on injured Leeds duo, one back in training today

Leeds' Marco Silvestri

Leeds United duo Marco Silvestri and Gaetano Berardi have been suffering with injuries lately.

Leeds' Marco SilvestriLeeds United goalkeeper Marco Silvestri

Leeds United head coach Garry Monk has told BBC Radio Leeds that goalkeeper Marco Silvestri should be back in training on Monday.

Silvestri has yet to feature for Leeds in the Championship this season due to a knee problem, as reported by The Yorkshire Evening Post.

Monk has revealed that the Italian goalkeeper should be back in training with the Leeds squad on Monday.

Burnley's Andre Gray and Leeds United's Gaetano Berardi in actionAndre Gray and Gaetano Berardi in action

The Leeds head coach, though, has sounded less optimistic about the chances of Gaetano Berardi returning to action anytime soon.

The 27-year-old defender, who can play as a right-back or as a left-back, has a hamstring injury.

The Swiss picked up the injury during Leeds’s Championship game against Queens Park Rangers away from home at Loftus Road in London earlier this month.

“Marco Silvestri should be back in training on Monday, and Berardi has a hamstring injury, so we have to assess it really,” Monk told BBC Radio Leeds.

“I think we have got to let it settle for a week and then get a rescan and then have a probably closer assessment of what time he will be out for.”

Leeds United manager Garry MonkLeeds United head coach Garry Monk

Leeds will take on Fulham at home in the Championship on Tuesday evening.

The Whites will head into the match at Elland Road on the back of a 2-1 home defeat to Birmingham City in the league.

Fulham have won both of their Championship matches so far this season, getting the better of Newcastle United 1-0 at home before defeating Preston North End 2-1 away.

Leeds United's Marco Silvestri looks dejectedLeeds United's Marco Silvestri

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