Sam Greenwood has made a sparkling start to life at Leeds United after completing a £3million move to Elland Road from Arsenal, but the striker suffered an injury while on international duty – and has now given an update on Instagram.
Greenwood, 18, has sparkled for Mark Jackson’s Under-23 side. Since his move to Leeds, he has formed a brilliant partnership with Joe Gelhardt and scored five goals in Premier League 2 matches – including a hat-trick against Sunderland.
But in October, Greenwood suffered an ankle issue while on international duty with England and was forced to go under the knife. But his recovery has been rapid and it now appears that Greenwood could be fit for the second string’s next game.
Posting on Instagram, Greenwood confirmed to fans that he had returned to training on Wednesday afternoon. His return comes just in time, as it may see him feature for the fifth time under Jackson when Leeds take on Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Marcelo Bielsa’s first team seems some way away, but the Argentine has offered hope to the Under-23 stars in Thursday’s press conference – stating that there is a good chance that some Under-23 players could break into the senior side.
Gelhardt has been impressive, while Crysencio Summverville was signed from Feyenoord with more than 20 senior appearances to his name. Jack Jenkins, Niall Huggins, Cody Drameh and more have also done well in the second string.
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Greenwood, though, tops the goalscoring rankings for the Under-23’s despite sitting a month out and if Leeds need a striker – Greenwood could be that man, especially now that the forward has returned to training.