Kendrick Out with Broken Ankle
In a significant setback for Leeds City, starting goalkeeper Henry Kendrick has suffered a broken ankle following a mishap during a training session. The injury occurred after a challenging jump, leading to an unfortunate twist that has ruled Kendrick out of action for an extended period.
The club confirmed the news, expressing their disappointment at the injury to Kendrick, who has been a key figure in their successful campaign so far. The injury comes at a crucial stage in the season, with Leeds City leading the NCEL Premier Division by a considerable margin.
Leeds City manager David Turner addressed the situation, acknowledging the blow but expressing confidence in the team's ability to overcome challenges. "Losing Henry is tough for us; he's been exceptional between the posts. But injuries are part of the game, and we have to adapt. We have capable alternatives in Rogan Ravenhill and James Clarke, and we'll assess the goalkeeper position after seeing their performances," said Turner.
Rogan Ravenhill, a recent addition to the squad, and 16-year-old academy prospect James Clarke are expected to share goalkeeping duties until the January transfer window opens. The club will use this period to evaluate their options and make informed decisions about the goalkeeper position.
This unfortunate injury poses a new test for Leeds City, who have navigated various challenges with resilience and determination. The club and its supporters will rally behind the team as they strive to maintain their impressive form in Kendrick's absence and continue their pursuit of success in the NCEL Premier Division.