Simon Grayson reacts to Pontus Jansson 'injury' for Leeds

Sunderland manager Simon Grayson in action during the pre season friendly between Hibernian and Sunderland at Easter Road on July 9, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Pontus Jansson appeared to hurt himself in Leeds United's defeat today.

Kiko Casilla and Pontus Jansson of Leeds United embrace at full-time of the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Leeds United at Madejski Stadium on March 12, 2019 in Reading,...

Former Leeds United boss Simon Grayson has slated Pontus Jansson today.

The Whites lost 1-0 to Sheffield United at Elland Road in a massive six-pointer in regards to Premier League promotion.

Leeds will finish the weekend in third, having had the chance to establish a five-point cushion in the top two.

Jansson, who finished the game in net following a red card for goalkeeper Kiko Casilla after Marcelo Bielsa had used all three subs, was writhing around in pain during one point in the second half.

And Grayson, during commentary for talkSPORT, has intimated that the big Sweden centre-back might've overplayed the pain factor.


“If he rolls around any more, he will injure his other knee. I don’t see Egan, or Basham, or Liam Cooper rolling around like that when they get a little knock.

“Leeds had momentum. Don’t let knocks stop that. You’ve got to be careful you don’t stay down too long as it can affect the momentum of the game.”

Being fair, it seemed like Jansson, a £3.5 million signing in the summer of 2017 [The YEP], was legitimately hurt and time will tell how bad it is.

The good thing from Leeds perspective is that they don't have a game now for two weeks due to the international break, which gives the entire team time to recover from the demoralising defeat.

Daniel James of Swansea City (R) challenged by Pontus Jansson of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Swansea City at Elland Road on February 13,...

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