Aberdeen have confirmed on their official Twitter account that Ryan Edmondson has returned to Leeds after suffering an ankle injury in training.
The youngster made his debut for the Dons in the club’s opening game of the campaign but now looks set for 3-4 months on the sidelines.
It is unclear at this stage the extent of the damage but the Premier League outfit will assess him and treat him accordingly.
It represents a real blow for the 19-year-old who had been relishing the chance to get some regular first-team football under his belt in Scotland.
Edmondson played the last 25 minutes of Aberdeen’s only game so far this season – a 1-0 defeat against table-topping Rangers on the first day of the campaign.
The uncompromising striker is highly-rated by Leeds and they were hoping to see him get some important minutes under his belt for Derek McInnes’ team.
Instead, the youngster returns to Elland Road where he will be assessed and be part of a rehabilitation program.
Following this news, Whites supporters have been reacting to the news on Twitter and most are absolutely gutted for the youngster.
Edmondson has worked wonders for the club’s under-23 ranks in the past and supporters wish him a speedy recovery.
Here is a selection of Tweets from the Leeds faithful, regarding Edmondson’s injury.
Not to worry, Rob Price will have him back up and running in about 3 days, there must be bits of forshaw you can use
— Joe Campbell (@joey_campbell93) August 12, 2020
Oh never that's awful luck. Leeds medics will look after you xx
— pauline Thompson (@Apothecary2019) August 12, 2020
Wounded for him, had a chance to finally show what he’s about and this ……
— Ollieunited lives on 💙💛🤪☝️☝️🤩 (@Jobrad15) August 12, 2020
Don’t worry lads, Pricey will have him back in a month
— Dan (@Dannclark_) August 13, 2020
Disaster for Ryan pure bad luck gotta feel for lad MOT.
— R.Cartwright 💙💛 (@rogercart57) August 12, 2020
Gutted for him. A swift recovery Ryan.
— Gavin. Premier League Baby. (@DoctorLeeds) August 12, 2020
Gonna cry myself to sleep now, cheers Aberdeen
— Kobey Davidson (@kobeydavidson_) August 12, 2020
Unlucky lad, keep going 👊🏻@Ryan_edmondson9
— Lewis Cawood 🏆 (@cawood7l) August 12, 2020
Gutted for the lad
— Ryan Shaw 💙💛🏆 (@ryanjshaws) August 12, 2020