Sam Greenwood has confirmed he has undergone successful surgery on an ankle injury he picked up while representing England’s Under-19 side – which is expected to keep him sidelined until at least mid-November.
Greenwood, 18, has been in stunning form for Leeds United’s Under-23 side since joining the club from Arsenal in the summer. The England youth striker has already netted five goals in four Premier League 2 appearances.
The striker decided to leave Arsenal in the summer after seven appearances for the Gunners’ reserve side, with his path into the first team largely blocked. It is a move that is paying off with Greenwood even netting a hat-trick against Sunderland.
Forming a partnership with fellow new addition Joe Gelhardt, Leeds have started well in their first Premier League 2 campaign. But after suffering the injury with England, Greenwood was ruled out of the last Under-23 fixture against Reading.
📰 Sam Greenwood set to be missing for 3-4 weeks after picking up an ankle injury whilst representing England at youth level
— Leeds United (@LUFC) October 16, 2020
Leeds initially confirmed that the injury will see Greenwood be sidelined until at least the middle of November, but could return to action sooner than that. However, there was no mention of surgery in the official update.
Now, Greenwood has posted on Instagram to confirm he had gone under the knife in order to fix his injury – stating that an operation had been successful. It remains to be seen if the op will increase his recovery time.
His six-word caption reads: “Surgery went well, I’ll be back.”