Adam Forshaw speaks about injury

Adam Forshaw speaks about injury

Midfielder to undergo surgery later this week.

Following the decision to send Adam Forshaw to Colorado to undergo surgery, the midfielder has opened up about his fight to return to football.

Forshaw first injured the joint between his hip and groin in the pre-season friendly at Cagliari but was able to continue playing until our Sky Bet Championship game with Charlton Athletic in September when the injury unfortunately worsened.

The 28-year-old said: "It's been the worst period of my career.

"Being around the lads all day and not being able to help them on the pitch has been really hard to take mentally.

"I first felt the injury in pre-season, but I was desperate to keep going and since September I've worked really hard with the medical team to try and find an alternative to surgery.

"I really want to get back fit and play at Elland Road and I'm devastated to be in the situation I'm in, but unfortunately I do need to have surgery if I ever want to get back to 100 per cent fitness.

"I want to take this opportunity to thank the medical staff at the club, my teammate, but most of all the fans who have been really supportive - especially when I've seen them around Leeds." 

Adam will fly to Colorado later this week.