David Prutton, a Sky Sports presenter and pundit, has expressed his sympathy for Adam Forshaw, who will have his off-season disrupted after injuring his kneecap.
Forshaw has played a lot for Leeds United this season, which is largely due to the club’s injury problems.
Prior to Monday night’s draw against Crystal Palace, England international Kalvin Phillips has not started a game this calendar year since suffering an injury against Brentford in December.
Forshaw had appeared 22 times in the Premier League for Leeds this season before suffering an injury that will keep him out for the rest of the season.
With Forshaw anticipated to sit out the remainder of the season, Prutton wrote a column for the Yorkshire Evening Post (via MOT Leeds News) ahead of their match in south London, highlighting the midfielder’s injury’s terrible timing.
He wrote: “Jesse [Marsch] has confirmed that Kalvin Phillips will make his first start since injuring his hamstring in December but Leeds have lost Adam Forshaw to a fractured kneecap and it’s like any rhythm of a season in that when one player drops out another comes back.
“Adam was one of those players who was in a tricky situation that was really pulling his weight and I really feel for him with this injury.
“When you read the phrase ‘fractured kneecap’ you think ‘crikey’ but even six weeks is poor timing because, obviously, it negates the rest of this season and eats into the off-season for him.”