Some Leeds United fans have been reacting to a tweet that was recently posted by The Athletic’s Phil Hay in which he relayed an update on Adam Forshaw’s fitness from Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa.
Forshaw, who joined Leeds from Middlesbrough for £4.59m back in January 2018, has been out of action due to a hip injury since September 2019.
As per The Yorkshire Evening Post, Bielsa addressed Forshaw’s fitness during his pre-match press conference ahead of his side’s Premier League clash with Chelsea on Saturday and the Argentinian coach shared that the £2.88m-rated midfielder “has highs and lows, but up until this point he hasn’t been able to do any football practice.”
After Hay relayed Bielsa’s update on Forshaw via a tweet, plenty of Leeds supporters replied to the journalist’s post to share their thoughts on Forshaw’s fitness.
So, what did these Leeds United fans have to say about Bielsa’s Forshaw update?
on Forshaw, he's still out. Bielsa said he hasn't been able to do any "football practice" up to this point. Like Llorente, Bielsa's said previously that Forshaw will need U23 games first. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) December 3, 2020
One particular Leeds supporter replied to Hay’s tweet to share that they think the Yorkshire club has missed Forshaw while he’s been out of action, while another Whites fan shared some sympathy for the midfielder and indicated that they hope to see him return to fitness soon.
I think we have missed him in CM. There have been times we have needed his ball retention in midfield specially against the bigger teams.
— Adam Ross (@rossi_on) December 3, 2020
I know it’s all fun and games laughing about the length of injury but I’m genuinely gutted for Adam. Model professional and these injury’s are killing him. Hope we see him on the pitch this season https://t.co/c1k0t7Hs82
— LUFC Worldwide ??? (@LUFC_WorldWide) December 3, 2020
Meanwhile, many of the other Leeds fans who replied to Hay’s tweet cast some doubt over the 29-year-old’s future at Elland Road.
Need to give up on forshaw now. Can’t see him ever playing for us again. If he could even get fit for more than 2-3 weeks he’s missed so much football he’d need a loan first
— Andrew Davies (@AD36421360) December 3, 2020
Get him off the books in January he’s been such a waste of time that bloke
— Kocha Kola (C) (@MMMMMNoodleSoup) December 3, 2020
We’re never gonna see forshaw play for us again are we? https://t.co/I6tZWOBQ4O
— Allan Howe (@allan_howe) December 3, 2020
So it’s time for us to give up on him? https://t.co/eXLHglzeB4
— Gustavo A. Alvarez De Oliveira (@aranycsapat1954) December 3, 2020
Have Leeds missed Forshaw?
So, it may be fair to say that the overall response to this post was not particularly positive, which may be understandable given that Bielsa’s update on the player doesn’t suggest that he is likely to return from his long-term injury any time soon.