Leeds United manager

Alex Bruce admits it is devastating to see young Leeds United striker Ryan Edmondson suffer a serious injury blow during his loan at Aberdeen.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Leeds defender admits that football can be a “cruel” game but that the young star can bounce back.

Aberdeen confirmed on Wednesday evening that the 19-year-old had suffered an ankle injury in training that would keep him sidelined for as long as four months.

The Premiership outfit went on to say that the teenager had returned to Leeds to seek specialist guidance on his recovery process.

Bruce admits it is gutting to see young players like Edmondson struck down by injury but insists it is not the end of the world.

Bruce told Football Insider: “Yeah, it is a horrible, cruel game and obviously when you hear things like that, it’s really, really disappointing for the lad.

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“You just hope he makes a full recovery. If he does his rehab right and he does everything he can to get back on the pitch, his time will come because he’s obviously got age on his side.” 

Edmondson featured just once for Aberdeen during his half-season loan spell in a 25-minute substitute appearance against Rangers.

He has two first-team games under his belt for Leeds, both of which saw him come off the bench in the Championship.

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