Luke Ayling undergoes surgery

Luke Ayling undergoes surgery

Defender has operation.

Leeds United full-back Luke Ayling yesterday underwent knee surgery to address a long-standing issue.

The 30-year-old first suffered discomfort back in September, in the 1-1 Premier League draw with Newcastle United at St James’ Park.

At the time, after discussions with some of the UK’s best knee surgeons, rather than full scale surgery, it was decided the area would be tidied up which would allow Luke to play until the end of the season.

He returned to action in December, going on to make a further 22 appearances for the Whites in all competitions.

Now Luke’s season has finished, the decision to progress to more definitive surgery has been taken and it is expected he will return to training in the Autumn.

Everyone at the club wishes Luke a speedy recovery.