Adam Forshaw is set to miss the scheduled return to training this Monday, reports Football Insider.
Forshaw, 28, hasn’t featured for Leeds since August. The ex-Middlesbrough man has seven Championship appearances to his name this season but has been absent for the most part with a hip injury.
In February, Forshaw required surgery on his hip – he won’t be training with Leeds when training resumes on Monday, and is expected to miss the season’s planned restart next month as well.
The Football League hasn’t seen a fixture in over two months now. Players have been living in lockdown like much of the world has but after a round of coronavirus testing done by the EFL on players, training is set to return next week.
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There’ll obviously be social distancing precautions at first, with a limited number of players allowed in each group, and sessions to be cut shorter.
As for Forshaw, what the next season might hold for him is anyone’s guess. It’s unlikely that he’ll feature in any of the remaining nine games of this season, and he could face a contested summer as well.
If Leeds head up then Forshaw could head for the door, but if Leeds lose one or two key men in midfield then Forshaw could well be needed by Marcelo Bielsa.
Forshaw is a quality player and one who Leeds have certainly missed at times this season. He’s a useful squad player to have and would’ve played his part this time round, and Bielsa and fans will be hoping that he can make a full recovery from his surgery.