Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa has hailed the mental strength of Chelsea loanee Izzy Brown after he suffered an injury setback. 

Brown joined Leeds in the summer on loan from Chelsea, but has yet to feature for the first team as he builds up from a cruciate ligament injury.

He has been eased into Under-23s games of late, but suffered what appeared to be a hamstring injury earlier this week.

Bielsa has confirmed that Brown will, as a result, be looking at three to four weeks on the sidelines, but admits he is not surprised as such injuries can strike players who have been out for an extended period.

But mentally the Leeds boss is not concerned, as he sees a strong character in Brown.

"He has a problem that will take three or four weeks to solve", Bielsa, asked about the Chelsea player, told a press conference.

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"I’m disappointed and sad this happened.

"It’s very common, frequent players who didn’t play for a long time have more problems.

"I see he is strong mentally with a lot of enthusiasm."

With Samu Saiz leaving Leeds to join Getafe on loan, Brown has been seen by many as the ideal replacement already on the books at Elland Road.