Leeds blow as senior player ruled out by Monk for two weeks
By Alex Stevens
Garry Monk has revealed that Stuart Dallas will be sidelined for another two weeks due to a calf injury.
The Northern Ireland international returned from national duty initially with a thigh injury, which ruled him out of Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Derby.
Monk revealed on Monday night that Dallas will not only miss Leeds’ Championship clash against Wigan on Tuesday night but will also be absent for an extended period.
The Elland Road manager was quoted by the personal Twitter account of Yorkshire Evening Post correspondent Phil Hay as telling BBC Leeds that Dallas will be “out for 10 to 14 day” after being “diagnosed with a minor tear of a calf muscle”.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) October 17, 2016
Dallas is now expected to miss Championship matches against Brentford, Wolves and Burton as well as the League Cup tie against Norwich on Tuesday of next week.
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Former Brentford winger Dallas has been one of the first names on Garry Monk’s team sheet in recent weeks during a fine run of results that has yielded five times in seven league and cup encounters.
The 25-year-old has made nine appearances in all competitions for Leeds this season, but picked up the injury during Northern Ireland’s 4-0 win against European minnows San Marino.
Alex Mowatt replaced the winger on Saturday, but a sharp substitute display from Kemar Roofe could tempt former Swansea boss Monk into choosing the £3million man to replace Dallas on Tuesday night.
In other Leeds news, Rob Green has given his verdict on Leeds ahead of their game against Wigan.