Adam Forshaw’s injury has been something of an mystery this season.
Plenty of rumours and reports have been circulating about him and his injury, we’ve heard about him making strides in training week after week, but he’d still not made his return to the matchday squad.
We’ve finally learnt that he won’t be playing again this season after Phil Hay revealed that the midfielder has jetted over to America to finally have an operation on his problematic hip.
Update on Adam Forshaw – is due to undergo surgery on a hip injury in Colorado tomorrow. Operation will end his season. Has been carrying the injury since Leeds’ pre-season game at Cagliari and was trying to overcome it without surgery. #LUFC
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) February 12, 2020
The journalist had previously stated in a post-match Q&A session after the Millwall game that the club were anxious to have him go under the knife, but it seems as though they’ve finally bitten the bullet on that front.
Understandably, a number of United fans were gutted with this news.
Forshaw had been a stable presence in the Whites’ midfield before his injury problems got the better of him.
It’s hard to say that he’ll be missed because Leeds are so used to being without him, but the fact that he won’t be back before the end of the campaign has a number of United fans disheartened.
That’s a blow for him, such a shame for the team as he adds something that nobody else does
— OliverM (@Goug4) February 12, 2020
Big miss, very big shame because he added another layer of steel to this side. Massive shame!
— MCC1 (@1amcc) February 12, 2020
— 🧚♀ (@laurinaaa_) February 12, 2020
That’s really bad news- feel sorry for him. The club obviously thought he could do loads of rehab without the need operation, until now. but didn’t improve. Is that the case?
— Gil saville PT (@joelsam7) February 12, 2020
Others were more frustrated by the news.
Of course, Forshaw being out for the remainder of the season will affect Leeds’ chances of promotion, and with United failing to bring in a replacement in January they’re now short in the midfield.
Plenty of fans questioned why the club hadn’t signed someone to replace Forshaw in January.
Feel bad for him but…/ Negligent not to get anyone in January.
— Mateusz ¡VAMOS LEEDS CARAJO! (@mathautomatic) February 12, 2020
Crazy not to make this decision, and sign a midfielder, before the transfer window closes. #LUFC
— Trevor Carey (@trevorcarey1982) February 12, 2020
Why didn’t we replace him in January then?!
— Dazza_20 (@Dazza_20) February 12, 2020
‘Been carrying the injury since pre season’ pity there wasn’t a transfer window we could have got anothe center mid in 🙄
— Lee (@LufcLee19) February 12, 2020
Unfortunate but why didn’t we get a replacement in January?
Looked quality beginning of season aswell.
— Benjamin Thornton (@BenjaminTlufc) February 12, 2020