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LUFC Davide Somma closing in on return

The agent of Leeds United striker David Somma says the player is hoping to be back in contention for a place in the side in six to eight weeks.

Paul Nicholls who represents Somma, says the striker, who suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury in pre-season is ahead of schedule and could be back before the end of March.

Nicholls speaking on the South African website Kickoff.com said, "We're hoping in six to eight weeks he will be in contention to play but it's important that he takes things slowly,'

'The progress has been really good - he's ahead of schedule and the physio is really happy but obviously there is still a long way to until he gets back to full fitness and match fitness. Hopefully he'll get a chance to play some matches before the end of the season.'


Somma underwent surgery on the injury and returned to light training at the start of December.

The South African had a successful first season in the Leeds side, netting 12 times in 32 times, including two on his championship debut as a substitute, in the 3-1 win over Millwall.

His form for Leeds also earned him international recognition and he scored once in three appearances for South Africa last season.


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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 1 2012

Time: 4:12PM

Your Comments

No football for nine months when he returns. He will be well short of match fitness but a few cameo substitute appearances could work well for us. Would be like a new signing for the run in if we have any chance of the play offs.
king billy
A striker on the bench at last wn it happens
Tiny T
No matter who it is, when they are off on long term injury they never ever come back the same player................Hope he then comes back and plays well and scores a loads of goals
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