Leeds United star Aidan White reflects on the injury problems he has suffered and is looking forward to returning to action.
Leeds United star Aidan White is looking forward to making his return to the first team soon.
The 23-year-old, who can play as a left-back and as a winger, has yet to play a single minute of competitive football for the West Yorkshire outfit this season.
That’s because White has been on the sidelines with a broken metatarsal that he suffered during a pre-season friendly match against Chesterfield in late July.
No timeline has been set yet on White’s comeback from the injury, but the player insists that he will be back sooner rather than later.
‘I am just staying positive, really’, the Yorkshire Evening Post quotes White as saying. ‘Injury-wise, I am coming towards the last end of it and have started running again. It has been a slow process because with it being a bone injury, all you can do with it is give it time more than anything.
'But I started running last Friday and it is a case of going steady with it and not rushing it too much. It is one of those things you have to gradually build back up. But I am hoping to be back fairly soon’.
White has also hailed the impact of two Leeds personnel for helping him through the tough times.
'Redders (Neil Redfearn) and Harvey (Sharman) and his team are very good', he added. 'They are great physios and great lads and keep my spirits up most of the time. They get you through the days when the lads are out training. But I am quite a positive person and learn to deal with it.
'It could be a couple of weeks; it could be longer - it depends on how I do and how the physios want to handle it. I listen to the physios and take their advice on board. But I do want to get back as quick as I can. Hopefully when I am fit, I can show what I can do'.
Some will doubt whether Leeds will renew his contract given the injury problems he has faced, but if White is able to make a successful comeback and prove himself to new manager Darko Milanic, then there is every chance that he will get a new deal.