Leeds United: 'Huge' blow as new Stuart Dallas image emerges from hospital -Sky pundit

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Paul Robinson admits it’s a “huge blow” for Stuart Dallas to miss the rest of the season after the Leeds United star suffered a broken femur.

Dallas, 31, suffered a serious leg break in Leeds’ 4-0 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday [1 May] and is now set for a very lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Earlier today [3 May], the Northern Ireland international took to Twitter to share an image of himself in hospital after he’d undergone surgery.

Dallas is a hugely popular member of the Leeds United squad with players and fans sending an outpouring of messages to him after his horror injury on Saturday.

And Robinson feels that the pressure has been raised on Leeds in their bid to avoid relegation from the Premier League due to Dallas’ setback.

“It’s a massive blow,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.

He’s played left-back, right-back, central midfield and he’s an eight out of 10 every week regardless of where he plays.

He’s the first name on the team sheet and he’s Mr Reliable week in, week out.

Dallas has been a top player so he’ll be a huge miss.

If you look at the formation they played [against Manchester City], it was kind of a five-at-the-back and he was at right-back with Luke Ayling, Robin Koch and Pascal Struijk as the three centre-halves.

Dallas moved to right-back and Junior Firpo surprisingly came back in. Dallas is going to be a bigger miss than Patrick Bamford and Kalvin Phillips were.”

In other Leeds United news, Richard Keys has shared his relegation view on the Whites after the latest twist in the Premier League.