Noel Whelan has claimed that Leeds United youngster Ryan Edmondson is facing a huge psychological hurdle after his injury setback.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Elland Road striker suggested that the 19-year-old has suffered a “killer” blow after seeing his loan spell with Aberdeen cruelly cut short.
The forward was sent back to his parent club last week after suffering an ankle injury in training that is expected to keep him sidelined for up to four months.
Edmondson managed just 25 minutes of action for the Dons before picking up the complaint in training, and has since headed back to England for further assessment.
Whelan, who played for Aberdeen during his own career, has expressed his sympathy for the starlet.
Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “You’ve got a contrast of emotions for young Ryan, unfortunately.