Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw has suffered yet another injury setback, with Marcelo Bielsa confirming as much after the defeat to West Ham on Saturday.
The Lowdown: Leeds lose again
The Whites’ hugely disappointing start to the season continued on Saturday afternoon following a 2-1 loss to the Hammers at Elland Road.
Raphinha may have given Leeds the lead before half-time, but the visitors turned the game around, leaving Bielsa’s men without a Premier League win in 2021/22 after six matchdays.
The Latest: Forshaw suffers fresh injury setback
Forshaw played no part in proceedings, and as tweeted by journalist Graham Smyth, Bielsa confirmed after the weekend defeat that the midfielder faces another spell on the sidelines:
“Marcelo Bielsa says Adam Forshaw has a ‘tear in the posterior part of his thigh.’ Would usually mean a month out, says Bielsa, but adds that Forshaw’s two year absence makes it difficult.“
The Verdict: Another cruel blow
This is another major setback for Forshaw, who has had such terrible luck in the injury department, barely playing at all for the last two years because of a serious hip injury.
There must now be genuine question marks over the 29-year-old’s future, with his body clearly struggling to cope with the challenges of being a professional footballer.
It is hard to see him ever properly breaking into Leeds’ team again and another long layoff would only weaken his case even further.
In other news, some Leeds fans were critical of one player against West Ham. Find out who it is here.
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