Report: Eunan O'Kane has suffered injury setback, still targeting January exit

Eunan O'Kane of Leeds United leaves the field after being sent off during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Leeds United at Portman Road on January 13, 2018 in...

Leeds United midfielder Eunan O'Kane has been out for over a year.

Eunan O'Kane of Leeds United leaves the field after being sent off during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Leeds United at Portman Road on January 13, 2018 in...

Leeds United midfielder Eunan O'Kane has suffered an injury setback, report Irish website Balls.ie.

O'Kane suffered a serious leg fracture while out on loan at Luton Town last season. He has been sidelined ever since.

The report states O'Kane suffered a setback in his recovery and had to undergo another operation three weeks ago for a bone graft.

 

Despite this, he is still reportedly targeting a January departure from Leeds on loan.

O'Kane was one of the signings made under Garry Monk in 2016.

Eunan O'Kane of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton and Leeds United at Molineux on November 22, 2017 in Wolverhampton, England.

His initial season showed promise, and he was handed a new contract months into Andrea Radrizzani's tenure as owner in 2017.

That was the moment his Leeds career began to fall apart. His performance dipped over the 2017/18 season and new manager Marcelo Bielsa decided he did not want him when he took over. 

A fateful loan to Luton followed, and the Irishman will have to drop down the divisions again in order to get back on track.

Providing he has not more setbacks, he is hoping to be back training in November, with a view to proving his fitness to teams in 2020.

Eunan O'Kane of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United at Molineux on October 22, 2016 in Wolverhampton, England.

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