Leeds United fans react as Yosuke Ideguchi suffers serious knee injury

A Leeds fan reads a programme outside the ground before kick off of the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Middlesbrough at Elland Road on August 16, 2014 in Leeds,...

The Leeds United midfielder is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Yosuke Ideguchi  in action during a Japan training session at Akitsu Football Field on May 23, 2018 in Narashino, Chiba, Japan.

Leeds United fans are reacting on Twitter to news of a potentially lengthy lay-off for Yosuke Ideguchi.

The Japanese midfielder suffered a ruptured posterior cruciate ligament while playing for loan club Greuther Furth on Saturday, which could scupper his chances of a permanent move to the German side.

 

Signed for around £500,000 from Gamba Osaka in January, Ideguchi was by all accounts a shoo-in to make his country's squad for the 2018 World Cup.

But a lack of appearances while on loan to Leeds' affiliates Cultural Leonesa ultimately denied him a call up.

Yosuke Ideguchi of Cultural Leonesa warms up during the LaLiga 123 match between Valladolid and Cultural Leonesa at Estadio Jose Zorrilla on February 3, 2018 in Valladolid, Spain.

And a number of the Whites' fanbase cannot help but feel a little guilty about the 22-year-old's current predicament.

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Ideguchi has yet to make a competitive appearance for Leeds, with whom he is contracted until 2022.

Will we ever see the former Gamba Osaka midfielder in Leeds United colours?

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