Sun. May 22nd, 2022

By PA Media

The Brazil international hobbled out of the 1-1 draw vs Wolves following a sliding challenge from Wolves defender Romain Saiss in the second half; Raphinha provided an update on his injury, in a post on Instagram, which read: “It was nothing serious, so I’m back soon”

Leeds winger Raphinha has revealed the injury he sustained in Saturday’s Premier League draw against Wolves is “nothing serious”.

The Brazil international hobbled out of the 1-1 draw at Elland Road following a sliding challenge from Wolves defender Romain Saiss early in the second half.

Leeds had started the game without a host of first-team regulars, including Kalvin Phillips and Patrick Bamford, and fans feared the worst when Raphinha returned to the bench on crutches.

Manager Marcelo Bielsa was waiting to learn the full extent of the injury in his post-match press conference, but Raphinha said later in an Instagram post: “Hello guys, just coming to say I’m fine.

“It was nothing serious, so I’m back soon. Thank you for the messages and concern.”

Saiss received a yellow card for his 54th-minute tackle, while Leeds fought back to rescue a point and deny Wolves a fourth straight top-flight win thanks to Rodrigo’s stoppage-time penalty.

Wolves appeared set to hold on to their slender lead after Hwang Hee-chan had notched his fourth goal in six Premier League appearances in the 10th minute.

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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