By Ben Dinnery

30th Sep, 2021 | 8:19am

Injury expert tells Leeds fans to 'pray' for Forshaw after crushing update

Adam Forshaw is trapped in a “vicious circle” of injury problems at Leeds United.

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 only recently returned to first-team duties following a near two-year spell on the sidelines with a major hip injury.

But as per the Yorkshire Evening Post on 25 September, Marcelo Bielsa has now revealed that he has suffered a “tear in the posterior part of his thigh.”

The midfielder is the latest name on Leeds’ six-man injury list, joining the likes of Luke Ayling, Robin Koch and Diego Llorente.

And Dinnery claims that the 29-year-old’s repeat setbacks may result from his eagerness to impress the manager.

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“It doesn’t look amazing,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“When you have spent so much time on the sidelines, it’s not unusual to suffer minor setbacks, soft tissue problems and strains.

“I’m not sure whether this issue was picked up in the League Cup or the training pitch.

“Forshaw hasn’t been involved in the past two years, so he is trying to impressed with these little opportunities that he has.

“But it’s almost like a vicious circle. To catch the manager’s eye, you’re giving it 100 per cent, all day every day.

“Maybe your body isn’t ready to be able to tolerate that, but it’s difficult to hold a player back when all they want to do is play.

“This is extremely unfortunate. We can only hope and pray that he does get over this injury, come back into training and reintegrate.”

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