Noel Whelan has insisted Ian Poveda’s broken leg during his Blackburn Rovers loan is a “big setback” for Leeds United.
The former Leeds striker and club ambassador, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, admitted he was gutted by the news about the 21-year-old.
Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray, as quoted by BBC Sport, revealed on Tuesday (23rd November) Poveda is likely to undergo surgery after suffering a broken fibula and some ligament damage.
#Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray says on-loan winger Ian Poveda faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines "with a broken fibula & some ligament damage"
Mowbray added: "We've been in touch with Leeds Utd & it looks as if he'll have an operation to insert a plate"#Rovers #lufc #bbcefl pic.twitter.com/7UtHfNifIF