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Leeds United dealt major blow as key target suffers serious injury

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Coventry City midfielder Jodi Jones has been ruled out for the rest of the season after rupturing his Anterior Cruciate Ligament, the club’s official website has confirmed.

Jodi Jones was stretchered off after a collision in Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw with Stevenage and Coventry fans’ worst fears have been confirmed.

The skillful winger, who has been attracting interest from Leeds United, has been the standout performer for Coventry City this season, helping Mark Robins’ side into the play-off zone.

With five goals to his name this season, as well as a number of assists, the 20-year-old was considered to be one of the hottest prospects in League Two.

But his progress has been hampered by this ACL injury, which will keep him on the sidelines for the remainder of the 2017/18 season.

Jones will undergo surgery in the coming weeks ahead of his recovery.

The Verdict

This news comes as a knock-out blow to Coventry City, who have lost their two key attacking midfielders – Tony Andreu and Jodi Jones – to season-ending injuries.

Without Jones and Andreu, it is hard to see where the creativity comes from and Coventry could struggle to push for promotion as a result.

But it is equally a damning blow for Jones, who was starting to show signs of fulfilling his promise and could have earned a big move in January.

Coventry fans – What do you make of Jones’ injury? Who can step up in his absence? Let us know below…

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