Jesse Marsch has told his post-match press conference – as per Leeds Live – that Adam Forshaw has had another surgery to correct a groin injury, following Leeds United drawing with West Ham 2-2 at Elland Road on Wednesday.

Leeds and West Ham played out an enthralling 2-2 draw, as Willy Gnonto scored his first goal for the Whites. Lucas Paqueta scored a penalty and Gianluca Scamacca put West Ham ahead – but Rodrigo to equalised in the 70th minute.

A point leaves Leeds in 14th place, picking up 17 points from 17. Two games without loss, but four without winning. The stress of trying to avoid a relegation dogfight in the Premier League takes a back seat this weekend, in the FA Cup.

We take on Cardiff City in the third round away from home, and Forshaw was likely to feature. But the £28k-a-week star has undergone surgery on a groin problem to clear something up. Marsch says it is a minor procedure. Back soon.

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“Small procedure today. Hip. Hopefully just a few days. Little shock that loosened things up and help him with the pain,” Marsch told his press conference after the 2-2 draw with West Ham – as quoted by Leeds Live on Wednesday.

Marsch: Forshaw has had surgery following Leeds draw with West Ham

Hopefully, Forshaw will be fit to feature against Cardiff. With Marc Roca impressing and improving against West Ham, you would expect that he has done enough to start with Tyler Adams against Aston Villa next Friday in the League.

So, Cardiff represents a chance for Forshaw to start and get at least 60 minutes in his legs. But it might be that given he will be unable to train while he recovers, Marsch prefers to use the likes of Adams, Roca, Darko Gyabi or another.

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