Things have gone from bad to worse for Aberdeen as Leeds United loanee Ryan Edmondson has his Pittodrie spell hanging in the balance.

The north-east club have been in turmoil over the last week after eight of their players broke COVID-19 protocols, forcing the postponement of three of their games. Now they have been hit with more unfortunate news on the injury front as Edmondson heads back to Leeds for treatment.

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Ryan Edmondson is back at Leeds. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

The Elland Road prospect has picked up an ankle injury that will see him miss between 3-4 months of action. He was brought to Aberdeen as injury cover for strikers Sam Cosgrove and Curtis Main, who are both out with problems.

Now the deputy has a big fitness problem of his own and it’s likely to eliminate most of the minutes he would have picked up in the SPFL. Edmondson made his debut in the 1-0 opening day defeat to Rangers, less than 24 hours after officially completing his switch from Leeds.

Aberdeen won’t play this week after their matches with Hamilton and Celtic were postponed. Derek McInnes will have an unpleasant striker headache when they take on St Johnstone next Thursday.

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