Adam Forshaw has been unable to put a date on his exact return from injury for Leeds United, but did give a positive suggestion that he’s slightly ahead of schedule.
The 28-year-old has been out of action since last September through injury and has had an ongoing hip problem, which eventually he required surgery on.
He kicked off the season in great individual form for the Whites by starting the opening six league games, but managed just eight first-team appearances before he was sidelined.
The central midfielder has watched on as the Yorkshire giants have coped well without him and sit top of the league table, but action has currently stopped due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
Forshaw has explained in an interview that he’s currently recovering from surgery.
“The initial plan was I’d be fit for the start of [next] season. I’m doing well, I’m probably slightly ahead of schedule but I literally am taking it day by day and week by week. Who knows when the games are going to commence again, so I can’t really put a date on it at the moment,” Forshaw told West Yorkshire Sport.
Forshaw cost Leeds £4.5million (BBC) back in January 2018 from Middlesbrough and he’s turned out to be a great signing.
The English midfielder has a tremendous work-rate and was fitting the Bielsa system so well, but has needed a long break to help fix his hip issue.
He’s going to be a big boost to the Leeds team when he’s available again and it sounds like that could be in August, but whether this current season is being played then or the next campaign has started remains to be seen.