Medical expert explains 'true extent' of Adam Forshaw injury after Leeds United source reveal
Leeds United man Adam Forshaw likely has a hairline fracture and will be required to wear a leg brace as he recovers over the next six weeks.
That is the view of injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis.
Forshaw, 30, has reignited his career this season after losing close to two years to multiple injuries.
But, as a Leeds source first told this site last Friday (22 April), he is now set to miss the remainder of the campaign with a fresh knee injury.
The club confirmed later that day that the midfielder has suffered a fractured patella after a collision in training.
Dinnery revealed the “true extent” of Forshaw’s latest setback.
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“It’s an impact injury caused by a collision,” he told Football Insider‘s Adam Williams.
“It is very sore, as you would imagine. But my understanding is that he did initially try to continue.
“So it wasn’t one of those injuries where he knew instantly he was out. He wasn’t taken straight to the hospital.
“It was a few hours where the pain didn’t subside and where he was struggling to flex his knee, that’s when the concerns came.
“We are probably looking at a hairline fracture. It won’t be displaced and it is likely a very small separation.
“His leg will be braced to limit extension in the knee. It will be uncomfortable and impact his day to day.
“But six weeks is probably the true extent of the timeframe and there has been no talk or suggestion of surgery.”
Forshaw has registered one assist in 27 appearances this term.
His Leeds side are 16th in the league table ahead of tomorrow’s (30 April) clash against Man City.