Leeds defender Robin Koch targets comeback in March after knee op as Germany international seeks to be fit for European Championship
- Defender suffered a suspected torn meniscus in his right knee in opening game
- He aggravated the injury in a collision with Chelsea striker Giroud on Saturday
- Surgeon who performed op has helped the likes of Welbeck, Terry and Walcott
Leeds United defender Robin Koch is targeting a comeback in the new year after undergoing knee surgery on Tuesday.
The Germany international had a suspected torn meniscus in his right knee, suffered initially in Leed’s opening game against Liverpool and aggravated in a collision with Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud at the weekend.
Koch is under the care of leading surgeon Dr Andy Williams at London’s Fortius Clinic, who has helped the likes of Danny Welbeck, John Terry and Theo Walcott.
Leeds defender Robin Koch set to be out until March after having knee surgery on Tuesday
‘At the beginning of the season we decided together with the doctors that I could play like this for the time being,’ Koch told Bild.
‘But it was clear to us that sooner or later we would have to perform the procedure. The time came after the game against Chelsea. In view of a very important year for me in 2021, it is now crucial to be able to be back on the field in spring.’
Koch’s absence will open the door for another summer signing, Spain international Diego Llorente, who has recently recovered from a groin injury.
Koch aggravated a knee injury in a collision with Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud on Saturday