Leeds United have confirmed that midfielder Kalvin Phillips has been ruled out for six weeks with an injury.
The England international picked up a shoulder injury in the 1-0 defeat against Wolves in the Premier League on Monday.
Phillips was pictured in agony after a collision with Raul Jimenez late on in the game at Elland Road in which he won a free-kick.
Leeds confirmed the news on their official Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon, which will be a massive blow for the Whites.
The report confirmed that Phillips will not require surgery on his shoulder, but that a lengthy rehabilitation period will still take place.
Phillips began his rehab at Thorp Arch on Tuesday morning with Rob Price, in the hope that the midfielder will return quicker than once thought.
The 24-year-old has joined a long list of current absentees in West Yorkshire and creates somewhat of an injury crisis ahead of the Aston Villa game.
Marcelo Bielsa has a massive injury list and a selection headache for the game on Friday, with Diego Llorente and Liam Cooper also massive doubts at Villa Park.
After failing to bring in another midfielder during the transfer window, it puts great pressure on the likes of Mateusz Klich to step back into the holding role.
Phillips will be a great miss against Villa, with the likes of Ross Barkley and Jack Grealish on fire in their midfield at the beginning of this season.
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