By Saikat Mandal

5th Jan, 2023 | 7:10pm

Jesse Marsch confirms new injury procedure for Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw

Jesse Marsch has confirmed that Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw is expected to be out for a few days after he has undergone a “procedure” to cure his hip problems.

The Whites midfielder was omitted from the starting line-up against West Ham, with Marsch starting with Marc Roca and Tyler Adams in midfield in the 2-2 draw at Elland Road on Wednesday (4 January).

After the match, Marsch confirmed that Forshaw will be out for a few days. He has been given a “little shock” to help him control the pain.

“Small procedure today. Hip. Hopefully just a few days. Little shock that loosened things up and help him with the pain,” said Marsch, as quoted by Leeds Live.

New midfielder needed

Forshaw is a class player but he has struggled a lot with his injuries, and especially problems with his hip.

However, he can still be a very good squad player, and his experience will be invaluable to the side, especially with the imminent exit of Mateusz Klich. 

The Polish midfielder played his last game for the Whites in the 2-2 draw against the Hammers, and he is now off to the MLS, to join DC United. 

The 32-year-old didn’t start a league game this season, but he leaves a void in the squad, considering his wealth of talent and experience. 

Do Leeds need to sign a midfielder this month? It will be a big gamble to go for the rest of the season with half-fit Forshaw as back-up option, who can pick up an injury any time. 

Sam Greenwood and Darko Gyabi are fabulous talents but the club can afford to sign a quality central midfielder, someone like Alex Scott in January. 

In other Leeds United news, Victor Orta could make moves to sign this MLS defender in either the summer or January and it won’t break the bank.