Leeds United have been rocked with the devastating news that Adam Forshaw will require surgery on his injured hip, subsequently ruling him out for the remainder of the 2019/20 campaign.
The attacking midfielder started the current campaign in solid form, playing seven games in Marcelo Bielsa’s team.
He hasn’t played at all since a 1-0 defeat to Charlton Athletic back in September and it’s now been confirmed he will head to America for surgery.
Given that Leeds didn’t land a replacement for Forshaw during January it seems like a hammer blow to the club’s promotion chances.
Bielsa’s squad isn’t massive as it is and the Argentine can ill-afford any more setbacks on the injury front.
The consensus among the supporters is that the club were extremely shortsighted in not signing a potential replacement for the 28-year-old.
On Twitter the reactions are mixed. Some fans are focused on the player and him getting fit for next season; with others preferring to slam the recruitment team for their inability to sign a replacement.
Forshaw signed for Leeds in 2018 costing £4.5 million from Middlesbrough. He’s played 52 games for the club and is still awaiting his first goal for the Whites.
Following an update on his injury, here is a selection of tweets from Leeds supporters regarding Forshaw:
Gutting for Forshaw. We’ve definitely missed him. Hope he comes back stronger
— White Knight LUFC (@WhiteKnightLUFC) February 12, 2020
You’ve known he was injured since Calgiari and didn’t bring in a midfielder in January. A ridiculous risk to take.
— Josh Hobbs (@JoshAHobbs) February 12, 2020
Real shame that he was immense at the start of the season
— Barney (@barney___21) February 12, 2020
Sad. We’ve really missed him this season. Get well soon!
— Leeds That – lufc podcast (@leedsthat) February 12, 2020
Transfer window is shut you know!!!
— Johnny F (@JF_LUFCmod) February 12, 2020
Unlucky. Speedy recovery!
— Jordan Tattersall (@JordyTatt) February 12, 2020
Sorry lads but that’s an absolute farce.
— Rory Millar (@roreyporey) February 12, 2020
— Harry Palmer (@Harry_Palmer) February 12, 2020
Begs the question why didnt we sign a cm in January?
— lufcmat (@Mathew1982) February 12, 2020
What a shambles.
— Lee Barnes (@lbarnzee) February 12, 2020