By Nick Ware

1st Apr, 2021 | 6:47pm

Leeds loanee Bryce Hosannah returns to Thorp Arch for rehab

Leeds United loanee Bryce Hosannah will return to Thorp Arch to undergo his rehabilitation from a potentially season-ending injury.

Hosannah, 21, has not played for League Two side Bradford City since December 12 and BBC journalist Jamie Raynor recently said that he “wouldn’t rule out his season being over at City”.

That looks increasingly likely after an update from Telegraph & Argus’ Bradford reporter Simon Parker on the right-back.

He said on his personal Twitter profile: “Bryce Hosannah will be returning to Leeds to do his rehab after his recent operation … #bcafc.”

Season all but over

This will be a big blow for Hosannah but probably not the most unexpected one.

It has been over three months since he has stepped foot onto the pitch and therefore it has been increasingly certain that his season would be drawing to a close.

His injury and subsequent withdrawal in that fateful December clash v Oldham Athletic came at a really unfortunate time for the Whites youngster.

After being snubbed from the squad for four straight games in November he had been handed his chance back in the side and four consecutive starts show that he was just getting into the swing of things on his first loan outside of Leeds.

However this cruel twist will set him back and surely signals the end of his season, certainly for promotion-chasing Bradford.

Even if his loan has not been officially cancelled as yet, we can’t see the League Two outfit throwing him back in after such an extended absence amid a huge conclusion to their campaign.

He could be handed some games for Leeds U23s if he makes a speed recovery but that looks highly unlikely as well given they have just three games remaining of what looks to be a promotion-winning season.

Hosannah signed a new deal in November [Leeds club website] until the summer of 2022 but his future looks uncertain given the progress of Cody Drameh this season and his injury-hit campaign could seal his Whites future.

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