The Leeds United midfielder is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
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.
And a number of the Whites' fanbase cannot help but feel a little guilty about the 22-year-old's current predicament.
This is what's being said...
I'm a big fan of the lad so I hope he comes back and does a klich.— Shadrack (@BrokenTwaz) October 4, 2018
Have we ruined his career, Phil?— NDL Pardzzz (@AlenPerdew) October 4, 2018
It seems like we have, to me.
We've ruined the guy, bless him.— Ollie (@HighTaxOllie) October 4, 2018
Half a mil for this lad? Jesus we squandered some money last season.— Jonathan O'Brien (@Jono_ob) October 4, 2018
Players usually go back to parent club for treatment but in his case, with the option to buy, it is a good question. Plus I would imagine he might not want to come back to Leeds— Thru It All Together (@ThruItAllLUFC) October 4, 2018
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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