Leeds United fullback Luke Ayling is making steady and solid progress following the knee injury he picked up earlier in the season.
The 27-year-old right-back sustained the injury at the end of October in the game against Nottingham Forest at Elland Road and although it could certainly have been worse, it is quite a lengthy injury but according to Head of Medicine and Performance at the club, Rob Price, the hope that he would be back in the New Year have been bolstered as he revealed that with Ayling now out of his leg brace, he’s already back outside as he looks to rebuild his fitness once again.
Speaking to the Official Site this week, he explained.
“He’s doing really well. It was a significant injury he got and he was braced up until four weeks so he’s only been out of that brace for just over a week now. He’s already outside doing stuff with Reuben our rehab fitness coach and he’s progressing as well as we could hope at this stage.”
It’s a bit trite to say he’ll be like a new signing when he returns, but if he is back in early January it’ll save manager Marcelo Bielsa the headache of possibly looking for cover in that position given where most fans would like to see us strengthen in the transfer window.
Anything that shrinks the injury problems at the club should be welcomed.