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Ryan Edmondson returns to Leeds after suffering ankle injury in training during loan at Aberdeen

It is really unfortunate for the striker who was set to benefit from a chance at first-team football.

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England u19 international Ryan Edmondson has been hit with an unfortunate ankle injury, just two weeks after signing on loan for Aberdeen FC in the Scottish Premiership.

A scan on the injury has shown he could be out for up to four months, and therefore his loan has been cut short and he has returned to Leeds United. He will now see a specialist to figure out the next steps.

It is really bad news for Edmondson. The former York City striker has impressed in the u23 setup but was in need of a chance at first team level. This move would have given him a chance not only in Scotland, but a chance to play in the Europa League. Something which was a major motivating factor in his move.

Edmondson, 19, said: “The chance to play European football is massive for me. The Europa League is a very big competition and the fact Aberdeen are involved in that, for someone my age, it will be an unbelievable experience.

“To be involved in European football was a massive incentive for coming up to Aberdeen.”

Hopefully Edmondson can get himself fit in time for the next transfer window and get another loan move sorted (or score loads for Leeds’ u23s and force his way into Marcelo Bielsa’s plans).