Nketiah, signed on loan from Premier League club Arsenal in the summer transfer window, did not play against Queens Park Rangers at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon.
Bielsa said after the match that he does not know the extent of the injury suffered by the England Under-21 international, and has admitted that he was going to include the striker in the starting lineup against QPR on Saturday.
Bielsa told Leeds Live about Nketiah: “Last night after training he went home, he had a pain in his abs and it didn’t allow him to participate today.”
The Leeds head coach said when asked for how long the striker will be out: “No, at this moment we don’t know.”
Bielsa added: “Yes he was going to play today at the beginning of the match.”
Disappointment for Nketiah
Nketiah has yet to start a game in the Championship for Leeds this season, and it will be a massive disappointment for the youngster that he could not start against QPR due to injury.
However, Leeds did well without the Arsenal-owned striker and deservedly picked up all three points from the encounter.
It remains to be seen when Nketiah recovers, as he clearly seems to be close to starting for Leeds.
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