By Ben Dinnery

26th Jul, 2022 | 11:59am

Medical insider: Adam Forshaw 'gutted' after new Leeds United injury blow

Leeds United star Adam Forshaw will be “gutted” that another new knee injury could impact his start to 2022-23.

That is the view of medical expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in injury and data analysis.

Forshaw, 30, suffered a fractured knee cap at the tail end of 2021-22, just months after he returned from losing close to two years to injury.

The midfielder returned for the start of Leeds’ pre-season preparations ahead of the upcoming season but now has a fresh knee problem.

As quoted by Leeds Live last Saturday (23 July), Whites boss Jesse Marsch described the setback as a “tweak” and revealed that Forshaw will be sent for tests to assess the damage.

Dinnery analysed the blow and the mental impact it will have in light of Forshaw’s recent injury history.

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“The injury itself isn’t such a concern but the background at Leeds is more worrying,” he told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.

“We will have to wait and see on the severity of the injury. We sometimes don’t want to read too much into what we see in pre-season. You hope that this was more of a precuatinary measure.

“It will be gutting for him on a personal level. We are on the cusp of a new season and he missed the last four or five weeks of last season.

He would have been hoping to get off to a good start, but this could impact that.”

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