Brenden Aaronson has labelled Tyler Adams amazing, and shared how his heart dropped when the Leeds United midfielder sustained the injury which has ruled him out since just before the international break.
Aaronson was speaking to Leeds Live about his countryman, who has missed Leeds’ last five Premier League games. He sustained a hamstring injury in training. And Leeds Live notes that it could end his season.
Tyler Adams has been a huge player for the Whites. Of course, he arrived in the window in which Kalvin Phillips left Elland Road. But the American has been one of the real success stories from Victor Orta’s incredibly hit and miss time as director of football.
Aaronson lauds Tyler Adams
Leeds have definitely missed Adams. They did beat Wolves and Nottingham Forest without him. But it is hard to not feel that the losses to Crystal Palace and Liverpool would have been nowhere near as bad had the 24-year-old been in the side.
Certainly, Brenden Aaronson was immediately aware just how significant it was when Adams went down injured at Thorp Arch.
“I can remember the day easily when he got injured and I knew something wasn’t right when it first happened,” he told Leeds Live. “Your heart drops because he’s such a mainstay on this team and he’s massive for us.
“Mentality-wise and just on the field he’s amazing. Me and him have got really close this year. We’re really good friends, I guess everybody can see that, and it’s tough not to have them out there, but me and Tyler and all the guys have had his back.
Unfortunately, after Monday, it does not appear to be out of the realms of possibility that Adams may have already made his final appearance for Leeds.
He could be done for the season. And based on current form, it is hard to see Javi Gracia’s men getting the points to keep their heads above water.
There is interest in the midfielder. Reports this week claimed that Newcastle want Adams. And they are unlikely to be the only ones.
Adams still has some flaws to his game. But there is no question that Leeds are so much better when he is available – particularly when the team is under pressure.
Unfortunately, the pressure is absolutely on heading into the final games of the campaign.