Leeds United winger Stuart Dallas has seen his season cut short with a game to go after suffering a torn hamstring and will play no part against Queens Park Rangers, according to a reliable journalist.
The Yorkshire Evening Post’s Phil Hay, who is one of the most revered reporters surrounding events at Elland Road, has claimed on his personal Twitter account that the natural wide man, who has been utilised as a full back in recent weeks, will sit out of the visit of the London club next weekend, with an expected recovery time of a couple of weeks.
Little bit of injury news from yesterday – Stuart Dallas has a torn hamstring and won’t play against QPR. Will take a few weeks to recover. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) April 29, 2018
The 27-year-old had not featured in the 2-1 defeat against Barnsley or the defeat to Norwich City on Saturday, and fans will have to wait until pre-season to see him in action again after 32 appearances this season following the first team bombshell.
Football Insider verdict
Dallas’ absence, as proven against Norwich, will be a big blow against QPR but with very little to play for now, it gives Paul Heckingbottom the chance to rotate and give others the chance to shine after a disappointing season. The Northern Irish winger has had a mixed bag of a campaign which has continually been disrupted by injury, and he will be focused on fully recovering from this latest blow before turning his attentions to pre-season – although there will likely be the matter of a holiday to enjoy too. Could he be one to leave this summer? There may well be a couple of clubs interested but he seems one of the most likely to remain at Elland Road.
In other Leeds United news, the club have opened talks to resign a firm fan favourite this summer.