Leeds United have clarified the situation regarding the unavailability of the six injured players for the Championship game against Charlton Athletic away from home this weekend.
Mirco Antenucci, Giuseppe Bellusci, Dario Del Fabro, Marco Silvestri, Souleymane Doukara and Edgar Cani all pulled themselves out of the game at The Valley on Saturday.
It was somewhat strange that all six players picked up injuries at around the same time, but Leeds have now released a detailed statement on their official website shedding light on the situation.
“While our first team squad did not train on Wednesday, after the Norwich City fixture the night before, the club were aware that several players were carrying injuries after the game,” reads the statement.
“The first team squad and management returned to training on Thursday and Friday when these injuries were assessed by the club’ s medical team.
"Upon assessment of the players, the medical team decided to take caution and on Friday six players did not finish the full training session.”
It seems that Leeds are trying to dismiss any suggestion of ‘conspiracy’, as five of the six players who pulled out through injury were signed by banned club president Massimo Cellino.
According to Press Association Sport, as reported by BBC Sport, Leeds head coach Neil Redfearn was not aware of the injuries.
The West Yorkshire outfit failed to win at Charlton, as they went down 2-1 at The Valley despite taking the lead through Steve Morison.
Leeds are currently 16th in the Championship table with 52 points from 44 matches.