Leeds fans have been left worried and rather baffled over the fitness of Adam Forshaw after journalist Phil Hay confirmed the midfielder was still out injured.
Forshaw still out and there’s no exact timescale on his return yet.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) November 21, 2019
Forshaw has been out of action for a considerable period of time now and hasn’t played for the Whites since September when he played 45 minutes against Charlton.
Featuring in seven matches this term, the 28-year-old had been a key part of Leeds’ quick start to the 2019/20 campaign.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men had lost just one game the central midfielder appeared in as Forshaw’s consistent performances aided the team a great deal. His ball retention was a particular highlight, maintaining a pass success rate of 89.7%.
He had also been a threat in the opposition penalty area before sustaining his injury, registering 1.9 shots per game. That being said, he still hasn’t scored since the 2015/16 season.
Hay’s update left supporters of the club rather bewildered as they took to Twitter to discuss Forshaw. One compared him to Davide Somma, a man who endured nine knee operations before calling time on his career.
A further individual claimed he was a myth because of how long his injury had been.
Here’s the best of the reaction from Bielsa’s press conference on Thursday afternoon.
I’m starting to think back to Davide Somma
— WJ (@jessop_william) November 21, 2019
will he ever play again
— Joe Atherton (@joetmatherton) November 21, 2019
What on earth is wrong with him?
— westyunited44 (@campotheclown) November 21, 2019
Longest week long injury ever.
— Kayleigh Cooper (@Kayleig32114726) November 21, 2019
Back for playoff first leg?
— Matt Hill (@MattyHill83) November 21, 2019
— Ben Jones (@BenJonesLUFC) November 21, 2019
Something dodgy with this
— Josh Stone 💙💛 (@Joshstone23) November 21, 2019
hip replacements have a shorter recovery time.
— Amaraj (@amarajsk) November 21, 2019