Leeds Utd's Norwegian midfielder Eirik Bakke
faces more time out of action after suffering a minor setback in his return from injury. Bakke only returned to action last week from a cruciate ligament injury he suffered in pre-season.
He came on as a substitute against Brighton for three minutes and got booked! But he missed the 1-0 win over Burnley after pains in his knee. He now faces knee arthroscopy, a minor surgical procedure that will allow a surgeon to see the entire knee joint without the need for full surgery.
Blackwell stressed that Eirik Bakke had been sent to the specialist as a precaution, and that hopefully all he requires is rest.
"Eirik felt a twinge in his knee last week and we pulled him out and sent him to a specialist. They will look into his knee over the weekend and we hope that everything is in order, but at the moment it is a niggling worry for Eirik because something doesn't feel quite right. If it's what we think it might be then it will be two or three weeks out for him, if it's nothing then it's just another week's rest."
Click here for details of Bakke's injury-ravaged last two years at Elland Road
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