Leeds boss imposes Twitter ban after Somma leaks injury

2011-07-19 00:00

JOHANNESBURG — Leeds United boss Simon Grayson has imposed a Twitter ban on his players following Davide Somma’s revelation that he will be out of action for up to six months.

The South African international injured his cruciate ligament and subsequently tweeted news of the extent of his injury following a scan.

Grayson admitted he was disappointed that the public learned of the news before club officials.

He told the Telegraph and Argus, “I am hugely disappointed by the manner in which the outcome of Davide’s scan has come out.

“It is club policy with any social networks that players are banned from leaking any information.

“It was confirmed on Saturday morning that he had done his cruciate ligament, which is a massive blow to the club and the player.

“It should have been left for me to sort out, so from now on all players will be banned from using that sort of network.

“We had a strict rule and regulations halfway through last season and I wanted the news about Davide’s injury to come out in the right manner.

“There are some people who should have known the outcome of the scan before others. If any players break the ban from now on there will be major implications.

“We have players capable of stepping in but I am hugely disappointed for the lad because he has worked so hard and scored goals.

“It was an innocuous challenge in a behind closed doors game last Saturday and we feel sorry for him but these things happen.

He will come back fit and strong but what sort of time scale nobody knows.”

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