Leeds United forward Ryan Edmondson has confirmed that he will return to Aberdeen on Saturday after recovering from injury quicker than expected.
The young striker cancelled his loan spell early last month with an ankle injury that he suffered in training after his debut against Rangers.
Aberdeen confirmed on their Twitter account at the time that the 19-year-old would be out for up to three to four months, although that time has been more than cut in half.
Edmondson thanked Leeds’ head of medical Rob Price on Saturday and shared that he is heading back to Aberdeen after his miraculous one-month recovery.
“A massive thank you goes out to Rob Price and all of the medical staff at Leeds for helping me on my road to recovery,” he wrote on his personal Twitter account.
“Been quicker than we expected! Time to head back up to Aberdeen. Wish Leeds all the best for today’s massive opener to the season and the games to follow.”
A massive thank you goes out to Rob Price and all of the medial staff @LUFC for helping me on my road to recovery. Been quicker than we expected!! Time to head back up to @AberdeenFC🙏🏼 Wish @LUFC all the best for todays massive opener to the season and the games to follow!👏🏼💙
— Ryan Edmondson (@Ryan_edmondson9) September 12, 2020
This is nothing short of miraculous. Edmondson has been out for months with serious injuries before, so to recover in a quarter of the time that was initially expected is massive for his development.
Derek McInnes will be delighted to have the 19-year-old back at Pittodrie, and it gives Edmondson a second chance at this massive opportunity that many feared had come and gone.
The Aberdeen boss was ecstatic to secure the services of Edmondson initially, claiming he scores goals and adds much-needed physicality in the final third and that exposure will only benefit Leeds further down the line.
Aberdeen have missed games due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the SPFL, meaning that Edmondson hasn’t missed much action and will get straight back into things upon his return.
It’s a massive boost for Leeds too, with Edmondson able to show Bielsa he has what it takes to be considered for the second half of the season.
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