Hernandez, who can also operate as a winger, made a comeback from a hamstring injury in October that had kept him on the sideline for two months.
The 33-year-old former Swansea City star has been superb since this return from injury, and has scored four goals and provided four assists in nine Championship starts for the Whites so far this season, according to WhoScored.com.
The Spaniard - who joined Leeds on loan from Al-Arabi in the summer of 2016 when Garry Monk was the manager of the Whites and made the move permanent in January 2017 - has said that he has now fully recovered from the hamstring injury, and this is only going to make the Elland Road faithful happy.
Hernandez told Leeds Live: "Injuries are the worst part but I can’t control it. The only thing you can do is work hard on your recovery.
“For me I think it arrived in the moment my confidence was 100%, but I tried to recover fast and re-injured again so missed two months. But more important is I’ve come back, my feeling is good.”
Excitement for Leeds United fans
Hernandez is one of the best and most creative midfielders in the Championship, and the 33-year-old being fully fit and playing well is certainly great news for Leeds fans.
Samuel Saiz’s recent performances have not been great, but they have not affected the Leeds side due to Hernandez’s display.
With Leeds aiming to finish in the top two of the Championship this season, the 33-year-old Spaniard is going to be a key figure for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.