Earlier today we covered German claims around a new injury worry for Leeds United owned Yosuke Ideguchi.

On loan at Greuther Fürth in Germany’s second division, it’s important to Leeds how the footballer gets on, because the buying option won’t be used if there’s doubt about his progress.

A cruciate knee ligament injury in September was a big blow for all concerned, but it was hoped a different approach, avoiding surgery, could see the Japan international return more quickly than if he’d gone under the knife.

Unfortunately, Ideguchi has suffered a setback and can’t train due to pain and swelling in the knee. The worry was a cruciate operation would be needed and whilst an MRI scan has brought bad news, it could have been worse.

Nordbayern have an update and say the scan has revealed a meniscus issue, which is relatively common after a cruciate injury. Now, Leeds United and the other parties involved, including Japan’s national team medical department, are deciding whether an operation is needed.