Leeds United defender Stuart Dallas is set to miss the rest of the season after suffering a broken leg in the clash against Manchester City. The defender has suffered a femoral fracture and is set to be on the sidelines for “a lengthy period”. Leeds United released a statement on their social media platforms stating, “Stuart Dallas faces lengthy period out, after sustaining a femoral fracture in yesterday’s clash with Man City.”
📰 Stuart Dallas faces lengthy period out, after sustaining a femoral fracture in yesterday’s clash with Man City
— Leeds United (@LUFC) May 1, 2022
It is impossible to put into words just how important Stuart is to Leeds United on and off the field. Anyone who knows Stuart knows he will come back stronger than ever, and in the meantime, he is sure to make his presence known at both Thorp Arch and Elland Road. “There’s only one Stuart Dallas.”
The Northern Ireland international picked up the injury after a challenge on Jack Grealish with the defender subbed off on a stretcher during the game at Elland Road. He spent the night in a hospital and will travel to London for surgery this week. The defender joins a long list of injuries Jesse Marsch has had to deal with this season with Patrick Bamford, Tyler Roberts, Crysencio Summerville and Adam Forshaw the other first team injured players.
This injury couldn’t have come at a worse time for Jesse Marsch with Leeds United in 17th place with 4 more games to go. The remaining games include games against Arsenal away and Chelsea at home. The Peacocks are 1 point clear of the relegation zone and level on points with Burnley who are ahead on goal difference. Dallas has played a crucial role for Leeds this season with 43 appearances in all competitions and will certainly be a huge miss for the team.