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Photo: Leeds United post Luke Ayling injury recovery update, fans respond

Luke Ayling of Leeds United prepares to take a throw in during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on October 31, 2017 in Leeds, England.

The right-back underwent ankle surgery a little over a month ago.

Luke Ayling of Leeds United gives instructions to his team mates during the Sky Bet Championship match between Barnsley and Leeds United at Oakwell Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Barnsley,...Luke Ayling of Leeds United gives instructions 

Leeds United have certainly had some defensive troubles recently. The club have been decimated by injury and suspension trouble, including the absence of regular right-back Luke Ayling.

He had to undergo surgery on an ankle problem in January and was ruled out for the rest of the season.

Luke Ayling of Leeds United beats George Friend of Middlesbrough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Middlesbrough at Elland Road on November 19, 2017 in Leeds,...Luke Ayling of Leeds United 

His absence has been sorely felt at the club, highlighting how influential a part of the team he is and how important his consistent performances at right-back were for Leeds United.

The 2017-18 season appears to be a write off for the defender, but he is clearly getting ready for the new campaign.

Leeds United posted this tweet today, highlighting the first-team regular undergoing his physio as he pushes toward a comeback to action:

It is great for Leeds fans to see Ayling trying to get back into full fitness already, just one month after his surgery.

The season is over for Ayling but it highlights his commitment with the West Yorkshire club to see how he is pushing already.

It was a sight that was also universally appreciated by Leeds fans, who will no doubt wish he was still fighting fit at the back for the club...

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