Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw has revealed he has undergone more surgery for his hip injury last week but it hasn’t impacted his expected return date, which is in August.
Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw was talking on the Jim White Show on Monday morning (talkSPORT, 10am).
The midfielder has suffered from a persistent hip injury this season that has limited him to seven Championship appearances.
It’s been a big blow for Leeds, with Forshaw in some of the best form of his career in the opening games of the 19/20 season.
Talking on Monday morning, Jim White asked whether he would have a chance of playing this season after the Championship was suspended.
“I underwent surgery again last week on my right side, which will now see me on the mend,” Forshaw said.
“I’m still able to go into Thorp Arch because it comes under medical care, I go in a few days a week. I’m taking it a day at a time because no one knows when they’re going to be playing next.”
Talking about the current season, Forshaw said, “As a Leeds player and a Liverpool fan I don’t want it to be null and void.
“At the moment we’ve got to sit tight and try to get back to playing as soon as possible.
“My idea for returning to play is August which is still the case,” Forshaw said.
We were a bit shocked when we heard Forshaw say he had more surgery last week.
Thankfully, that seems to have been planned and isn’t going to impact on his return.
He was targeting the start of next season but there’s still a chance that he could play a part in the final nine fixtures of this campaign.
He hasn’t played since September and will need a proper ‘pre-season’ but like all Leeds players will now be working through an individual program.
The advantage he has is that he can go into Thorp Arch and use the facilities there.
All the Leeds players will need a few weeks to get back to match fitness and if the time is right, Forshaw could find himself on more of a level playing field than he would have thought possible.
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