Pontus Jansson has confirmed on Instagram that he has undergone surgery on an ankle injury that has limited the Brentford defender from playing at 100 per cent of late – and two Leeds players have responded on Instagram.
Jansson, who turns 30 next month, has endured a difficult season with Championship side Brentford. The Swede, who is Thomas Frank’s captain, has only managed to play 14 league games due to numerous injuries.
Now, the ex-Leeds defender is set for a delayed spell on the sidelines again after going under the knife to correct an ankle problem. Brentford are hopeful that he will return to action during the run-in come April and May.
The former Torino and Malmo giant confirmed the operation on Instagram. He posted a picture that sees his ankle in heavy strapping, while standing on crutches – and is now set for rehabilitation during the next few months.
Having suffered the ankle issue some time ago, Jansson’s injury is similar to that of Robin Koch – who picked up a knee issue against Liverpool but only underwent surgery after the loss to Chelsea, playing the games in between.
Jansson is still well-liked after his three-year stint at Leeds and both Gjanni Alioski and Adam Forshaw – the latter of whom has been on the sidelines for more than a year – responded to his post on Instagram.