A number of Leeds United players have sent messages of encouragement to midfielder Adam Forshaw after his successful hip surgery.
Forshaw has been missing for the majority of the 2019/20 campaign, making just eight appearances and not featuring since September.
The 28-year-old has been struggling with a hip injury that he originally picked up in pre-season and it was announced last week that he would undergo surgery to fix the issue, meaning he will miss the rest of the season.
The club announced today that the operation had been a success and that Forshaw was on his way to recovery.
Forshaw took to Instagram to send a message after the successful surgery, thanking fans for their messages and suggesting that when he returned, Leeds would be a Premier League side.
Clearly, he is a popular member of the dressing room as a number of his teammates were quick to send messages of encouragement to the midfielder, including Kalvin Phillips, Kiko Casilla, and Tyler Roberts.
Leeds beat Bristol City 1-0 at Elland Road yesterday, which helped them open up a three-point cushion above the play-offs and move to within four points of the top.
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It must’ve been a difficult period for Forshaw and I’m sure his teammates will be hoping to have him back as soon as possible.
The central midfielder’s absence has left Marcelo Bielsa relatively light of options in central midfield–particularly during Phillips’ suspension and the injury to Jamie Shackleton.
Leeds did not sign a replacement for Forshaw in the January transfer window, which is a move that is beginning to look very risky.
There is a chance that may be a decision that they come to regret.