Leeds United have received a great injury boost this week after confirmation of Adam Forshaw’s return to action with the under-23s.
The midfielder hasn’t played a single minute of football since the early stages of the 2019/20 campaign.
A strange injury setback, Forshaw aggrevated a hip injury and couldn’t shake it off through conventional means.
He was forced into surgery at the start of 2020 and has been on the recovery trail ever since.
The 29-year-old has struggld through numerous setbacks on his push for full fitness, but is closer than ever right now.
As is standard with all of Leeds’ injured players, Forshaw will feature for Mark Jackson’s under-23s before he returns to Marcelo Bielsa’s first team.
With that comes a brilliant opportunity to help the high-flying under-23s to the league title tonight with a win over Aston Villa.
Adam Pope has now confirmed on Twitter, from Marcelo Bielsa, that the Leeds midfielder is going to play tonight, after almost 20 months out:
A draw guarantees promotion for the under-23s to the Premier League 2 Division One tonight, and Forshaw’s involvement makes it a huge game.
Plenty of fans were buzzing with this reveal…
It’s huge to see him back, and I’m delighted he might have some part to play this season.
While the main focus of today should be the under-23s winning the league, it’s brilliant that he’s back and playing again.
Hopefully, he comes through this game unscathed, because the last thing he needs now is another setback.
After what he’s been through, it wouldn’t be a shock if he plays just 45 minutes, but that’s more than enough to show he’s edging closer to a return.
We’ve covered Forshaw’s recovery process so much on-site and there have been so many twists and turns on the way. Hopefully, he’s turned a corner now.