Adam Forshaw has told talkSPORT (broadcast on 30/3; 10:55) that he underwent further surgery last week, but the Leeds United midfielder suggested that he is still targeting a return to action in August.
Whites fans would have forgiven for wondering whether Forshaw would be one of the biggest beneficiaries from the season being halted.
Leeds confirmed on their official website back in February that the 28-year-old would miss the rest of the campaign after opting to undergo hip surgery.
Forshaw had been out of action since September. The club noted that they had decided to send him to a surgeon in the hope that he would be ready for pre-season.
With everyone now in the dark regarding when football will resume, Leeds fans were perhaps given greater reason to keep a keen eye on Forshaw’s recovery as it suddenly seemingly became not out of the question for the Englishman to feature again before this season finishes.
It remains to be seen whether that does prove to be the case. But Forshaw has now provided a clearer picture on when he expects to be back out on the pitch.
“My idea of when I would return to play was August time, which would have been the start of next season. I underwent surgery last week again on the right-hand side. That’s me fully on the mend now,” he told talkSPORT (broadcast on 30/3; 10:55).
‘We’ve just got to wait’
Of course, football has rightfully taken a back seat for the time-being. But there will come a point when a decision will need to be made on what happens with this season.
Leeds sit top of the Championship and find themselves seven points clear of the play-off places. So they will certainly want the season to resume or for the final positions to be determined by what the current tables look like.
They will not be alone. Liverpool, of course, are on the cusp of winning the Premier League title.
And Forshaw explained how the season being cancelled would be a double whammy for him personally.
“As a Leeds player and a Liverpool fan, I definitely don’t want it to be null and void,” he added.
“We’ve just got to wait as long as possible. The seasons have to come to a conclusion somewhere along the line. But I don’t know.”