Jesse Marsch insists Leeds are “doing their best” to bring in a new striker before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
Leeds’ pressing need for extra firepower was highlighted after Rodrigo was pulled from Tuesday night’s 1-1 home draw against Everton with a dislocated shoulder.
The Spaniard was replaced by Joe Gelhardt after a first-half challenge with Everton keeper Jordan Pickford.
Patrick Bamford then came off the bench after recovering from a groin injury but Rodrigo could now be sidelined for several weeks.
Asked if Rodrigo’s setback would affect Leeds’ ongoing search for the remaining 48 hours of the transfer window, Marsch said: “Not so much, but obviously that’s been our focus since the start of the transfer window. summer.
“We’ve been active and we’re trying everything we can and we’ll see how it goes here over the next 24 hours.”
Leeds have been linked with Wolves striker Hwang Hee-chan, who played under Marsch during his spells in charge of Leipzig and Salzburg.
“I know Hee-chan very well,” Marsch said. “I like Hee-chan, he knows our football. He’s on our list, I can tell you that.
“Everyone is doing their best and I can only thank (president) Andrea (Radrizzani), (director of football) Victor (Orta) and (general manager) Angus (Kinnear), and everyone.
“We’re trying to find ways to keep improving our squad, but we’ve also done a great job and you can see we have a good squad.”
Luis Sinisterra equalized in the 55th minute on his full Premier League debut after Anthony Gordon’s second goal in successive matches gave Everton a half-time lead.
Gordon has been the subject of intense speculation over his future after being linked with Chelsea.
But boss Frank Lampard has said he expects the 21-year-old winger to remain an Everton player after the transfer window closes.
Lampard said: “I am very confident. You’ve seen the reasons why in the last two games it’s because he’s our player. He is a very good player and he will improve. »
The former Chelsea boss says the deadline he had set for considering further advances from the Londoners for Gordon has passed.
“Anthony is too important a player,” added Lampard. “I think he showed his value in the last two games.
“With two days (from the transfer window) to the end, what use would it be for us to do anything with Anthony?”
Lampard has expressed his frustration after being unable to include new signing Neal Maupay in his squad.
Everton agreed the deal on Friday, but as Monday was a public holiday it did not count as one of the four days required for a player to be eligible.
The point apiece for the two sides at Elland Road kept Leeds fifth in the table, while Everton climbed out of the bottom three but remain winless after five matches.