Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has provided an injury update on the striker front with Sam Cosgrove and Leeds United loanee Ryan Edmondson.

The Dons manager has been hit with striker problem after striker problem so far this season. Last season’s top scorer, Cosgrove, has missed all of the current campaign, battling a troublesome knee problem.

Aberdeen striker Cosgrove has missed all of this season. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

Curtis Main has also struggled with injury whilst Bruce Anderson has missed action too. It made McInnes go back into the market for Leeds’ promising forward, but an ankle injury looked set to keep Edmondson out for months.

Midfielder Lewis Ferguson has had to fill in as a number nine once before Marley Watkins was brought in on loan from Bristol City. McInnes has now provided a promising update.

He says that Cosgrove is nearing a return to full fitness and could be in first-team training within a month, whereas Edmondson’s recovery will not be months like first feared, the plan being for him to return to Aberdeen from Leeds next week.

“We got good news with Sam and everything is going as we hoped,” said McInnes (Red TV). “He will now step up his work and we’ll see him on the training pitch over the next couple of weeks.

“He’ll be doing some grass work with the physio over the next seven-10 days. We just need to make sure we don’t throw too much at him whilst he’s still healing.

“With confidence, I think we can have Sam back with us in four-five weeks time ready to play. Ryan Edmondson has been doing his work down at Leeds.

“But he’s been in constant contact with staff and players, it’s like he’s never been away. He’s due to arrive next week and get the once-over. But based on what he and Leeds are saying, they are confident they can get him back in the next two-three weeks.”

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