Injury expert Ben Dinnery has told Leeds United supporters to ‘pray’ for Adam Forshaw after the midfielder received further injury news.
The Lowdown: Continued problem
Forshaw missed 560 days between September 2019 and April this year due to a hip injury and featured in both of Leeds’ Carabao Cup victories over Crewe Alexandra and Fulham, but he is yet to appear in the Premier League for the Elland Road club.
Speaking last week, Marcelo Bielsa confirmed that the former Middlesbrough ace ‘has a tear in the posterior part of his thigh.’
The Latest: Expert shares opinion
He said: “It doesn’t look amazing. When you have spent so much time on the sidelines, it’s not unusual to suffer minor setbacks, soft tissue problems and strains.
“I’m not sure whether this issue was picked up in the League Cup or the training pitch.
“Forshaw hasn’t been involved in the past two years, so he is trying to impress with these little opportunities that he has.
“But it’s almost like a vicious circle. To catch the manager’s eye, you’re giving it 100 per cent, all day every day.”
He continued: “This is extremely unfortunate. We can only hope and pray that he does get over this injury, come back into training and reintegrate.”
Should Leeds United keep Adam Forshaw?
The Verdict: More bad luck
Things only seem to be going wrong for the midfielder, who has had nothing but bad luck for the last two years, and with his contract expiring this summer, his time at Leeds could be coming to an end without a proper chance to try his luck in the Premier League.
With Kalvin Phillips, Jamie Shackleton and Mateusz Klich all ahead of him in Bielsa’s midfield, Forshaw’s chances of breaking into the XI on a regular basis seem unlikely.
Another injury setback isn’t ideal for anyone, but the 29-year-old will be hoping to return stronger than before and attract a club to sign him if Leeds decide not to extend his deal at Elland Road.
In other news, Leeds have been dealt a huge blow ahead of this weekend’s Premier League game. Find out more here.
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