(Video): The nasty tackle that injured Mateo Kovacic – and reduced Leeds to ten men

Mateo Kovacic has been taken off after a bad tackle from Dan James.

The Leeds winger is “not that type of player,” but it was a really ugly tackle of follow through, and it seemed to turn Kova’s ankle as well as catch his calf.

That makes him a serious doubt for the FA Cup final this weekend, no matter how quickly he recovers. It was a well deserved red, and one that might end up relegating Leeds now.

You can see the horror challenge in the clip embedded here:

[Footage from Premier League Production]

[Footage from Premier League Production]

[Footage from Sky Sports]

 

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