Phil Hay has revealed that Adam Forshaw’s recovery from hip surgery is going well, with the Leeds United midfielder targeting a return to action in August or September and not looking in contention to feature in the remaining nine games.
Leeds have been without Forshaw since September, with a niggling hip injury keeping him on the sidelines since the Whites’ defeat to Charlton Athletic.
Eventually, Leeds were forced to send Forshaw for surgery, ending the 28-year-old’s season prematurely.
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Of course, since then the season has been placed on hold, with the remaining nine fixtures set to be played well into the summer.
Despite Forshaw targeting a return to the back end of summer, there’s little chance of him playing a part in the remaining Championship fixtures.
However, Hay revealed to his The Athletic subscribers that things were going well for Forshaw to return in August or September.
He revealed: “Assuming the last nine games of the season go ahead, I don’t expect to see Adam Forshaw in any of them.
“But his recovery from surgery is going well and he’s looking at a comeback date (available to play) around August or September.
“Any sooner than that would be rushing his rehab.”
When the season resumes, Leeds are looking to turn a table-topping position into promotion to the Premier League.
Nine games separate the Whites and a return to the Premier League.
The general feeling around Elland Road is that Forshaw needs to forget the current season and focus long-term.
He has been plagued by injuries since arriving at Leeds and his latest setback has been really frustrating.
Forshaw needs to focus on August/September and work his hardest to be able to stay fit beyond that.
This update is a mixed one; yes, he won’t be able to play again this season, but things feel on course for Forshaw to put the injury behind him at the end of the summer.
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