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Leeds United's 'injured six' do not take part in end-of-season lap of honour

The mystery continues surrounding six of Leeds United's current players.

Leeds United completed their Championship campaign with a 0-0 draw at home to Rotherham United on Saturday afternoon.

It was a relatively uneventful game with just five goal-scoring chances on target in the 90 minutes. But both sides will no doubt be happy to end the season with a share of the spoils, Rotherham in particular following their dance with potential relegation from the second tier.

After the match, Leeds’ players took to the field for a lap of honour, but while the injured Lewis Cook was among those present, there were six others conspicuous by their absence.

The ‘injured six’, as they have become known among Leeds fans, did not come out and acknowledge the fans after the game, and it begs the question: Do any of them have a future at the club?

Marco Silvesti, Mirco Antenucci, Dario Del Fabro, Souleymane Doukara, Giuseppe Belusci and Edgar Cani were the six who all pulled out of a recent match against Charlton Athletic.

The BBC later reported that the club had insisted all the players were unavailable due to injury, while two weeks on goalkeeper Silvestri confirmed on Twitter on Friday that while he was fit for the Rotherham game, he had not been picked.

The mystery deepens, but with none of the six players completing the traditional lap of honour, fans would be forgiven for questioning what their futures hold.

In an update, Italian striker Mirco Antenucci has since taken to Twitter to confirm that he was at the game and he did not know there was to be a lap of honour.

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