Sources: Leeds United fear Dallas to miss 'whole of next season'

By Wayne Veysey

6th May, 2022 | 7:30am

Sources: Leeds United fear Stuart Dallas will miss whole of next season in 'devastating' blow

Leeds United fear Stuart Dallas’ injury is so serious he will be out for the whole of next season, Football Insider understands.

The 31-year-old suffered a broken leg during Leeds’ 4-0 defeat to Manchester City last weekend and has already undergone surgery.

A Leeds source has told Football Insider that the injury is worse than first feared and the club’s medical team believe Dallas could be out for as long as 12 months before returning to competitive action.

It is said to be a “devastating” blow that would rule the Northern Ireland international out of the entire 2022-23 season.

Leeds revealed in a statement last Sunday that Dallas had sustained a “femoral fracture” in the Saturday defeat to City and would head to London for surgery and further tests.

The club have already made clear the influence of the heartbeat of the team, stating “it is impossible to put into words just how important Stuart is to Leeds United on and off the field”.

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Incredibly, he has started 122 of Leeds’ last 123 league and play-off matches stretching back to April 2019.

He has played in all 72 of Leeds’ Premier League matches since returning to the top flight and barely missed a minute of action in that time.

Dallas’ immense versatility and consistency make him virtually irreplaceable in the Leeds team.

He switches between playing right-back, left-back and central midfield, depending on the needs of the team in each match.

In other news, Leeds United have set their sights on signing West Ham destroyer.