Leeds United have been dealt a huge blow ahead of the new season with news that Davide Somma’s injury will keep him out for up to six months.

Somma, who was expected to travel to Scotland with the rest of the team was spotted in Leeds earlier this week on crutches leading fans to fear the worst.

A tweet on Somma’s Twitter account (@davsomma) earlier today revealed the extent of the injury, although the striker quickly removed it leading to some confusion. The tweet read;

“Got scan back! Tore my ACL gunna be out for 5 to 6 months!! thanks for all the support!”

Whilst the removal of the tweet does seem a little peculiar, it seems unthinkable that a player would tempt fate and post such a thing if there wasn’t any truth to it – I can only assume the tweet was removed at Leeds United’s request.

The South African international striker made a reputation as somewhat of a super-sub last season finishing the season with 12 goals to his name, many of which came from the bench.

Somma was expected to progress to a regular first team position this season and was seen by many as a key part of our promotion hopes. The news could prove to be another transfer market headache for Simon Grayson who may well be forced to seek cover.

Elsewhere, “Mad” Max Gradel has been living up to his name by using his new Twitter account to ask God for career advice;

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Perhaps we could artificially manufacture a sign from God to help Gradel make up his mind? I mean, we all know God does Leeds United no favours – although that could be because people like me are willing to plagiarise his work for my own selfish needs?