Sheffield United's Billy Sharp sends message to Leeds United's Liam Cooper on Twitter

Billy Sharp of Sheffield United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday at Bramall Lane on November 9, 2018 in Sheffield, England.

The Sheffield United striker is a former Leeds United teammate of Cooper.

Billy Sharp of Sheffield United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday at Bramall Lane on November 9, 2018 in Sheffield, England.

The Sheffield United captain, Billy Sharp, his wished a speedy recovery to his Leeds United counterpart, Liam Cooper.

Cooper was forced off during Saturday's meeting of the two sides at Bramall Lane and underwent surgery on his injured knee in Rome on Wednesday.

According to Leeds' official website, the 27-year-old expected to spend up to six weeks on the sidelines.

And Sharp, who signed for the Whites on the same day as Cooper in August 2014, sent the following message to his former teammate earlier:

 

Speaking to the Sheffield Star last week, Sharp revealed that Cooper is the only Leeds player with whom he has remained close friends.

"I spoke to him on Saturday (a week before Leeds' trip to Sheffield United), but I have not spoken to him since we both won the games in midweek.

"I am sure we will have a text and one maybe afterwards."

Liam Cooper of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United at Hillsborough Stadium on September 28, 2018 in Sheffield, England.

Cooper is one of six senior players currently unavailable to the Leeds manager, Marcelo Bielsa, alongside Luke Ayling, Gaetano Berardi, Stuart Dallas, Izzy Brown and Patrick Bamford.

The Whites have also had to send Jamal Blackman back to Chelsea after the former Sheffield United loanee suffered a broken leg.

 

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