Struijk came on off the bench at half time in Leeds’ 2-0 win at Southampton in the Premier League, replacing Kalvin Phillips.

 

The Dutchman was involved in an incident where he appeared to be in pain when he went down, and there were concerns for how he was after the final whistle.

 

 

Former Leeds star Whelan feels that Struijk would not have gone to ground if he was not in pain, but stressed that he does not feel the injury is serious and joked it can be healed by a beer and a paracetamol.

 

“It was a bruised rib, or kidneys, whichever one and I don’t think Struijk, the big, strong centre-half that he is, would have stayed down if it wasn’t something that actually quite hurt him”, Whelan said post match on BBC Radio Leeds.

 

 

“It’s nothing that a little bit of ice, a couple of Peronis and a couple of paracetamol won’t fix.”

 

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa has already given Robin Koch the remainder of the season off to prepare for Euro 2020 and another defensive injury would leave him an extra option down ahead of the Whites’ final game of the season.

 

 

The Yorkshire giants are to play host to West Brom in their final game of the Premier League campaign.