Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw has been ruled out for a month after having hernia surgery, as communicated by reliable journalist Phil Hay.
The Lowdown: Forshaw injured again
The 31-year-old’s career has been hugely hampered by injury problems in the past few years, with an 18-month absence resulting from a serious hip issue.
Forshaw has again been struggling with fitness problems of late and he hasn’t made an appearance since the 1-0 defeat at Brighton in August.
The Englishman had a hernia issue, with Hay now sharing an injury timeline for the former Middlesbrough man.
The Latest: Month-long absence
Taking to Twitter, Hay stated that Forshaw has undergone surgery and will be out for a month, meaning that he may not play again until the break for the World Cup in mid-November.
The Athletic reporter tweeted the following update from Jesse Marsch’s press conference ahead of Leeds’ trip to Crystal Palace on Sunday:
“Forshaw has had hernia surgery. He’s out for a month.”
The Verdict: Cruel luck
This is another cruel blow for Forshaw, who has been so desperately unlucky with injuries during the last three years, hampering his progress significantly.
In truth, it is hard to see him ever being injury-free for a sustained period now; and in many ways it is a miracle that he is still a Premier League footballer, given the problems that he has endured.
He has been hailed as ‘incredible‘ by journalist Graham Smyth in terms of his efforts to regain fitness following on from such prolonged setbacks.
Forshaw should be treated as something of a luxury player by Marsch at this point – someone who is a trustworthy performer whenever he is available, but one who cannot be relied upon to stay fit.
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