By Saikat Mandal

3rd May, 2022 | 8:10pm

Gjanni Alioski and Eddie Nketiah send message to Leeds United midfielder Stuart Dallas after surgery

Gjanni Alioski and Eddie Nketiah are one of the many players who have sent good wishes to Stuart Dallas after the Leeds United midfielder suffered a serious leg injury at the weekend.

Dallas is one of the nicest human beings you’ll find around, and his injury has come at a crucial time for the club.

The Northern Ireland player was stretchered off in Leeds’ 4-0 defeat against Manchester City at Elland Road on Saturday with a fractured femur.

Dallas posted a brilliant message on Instagram (and Twitter) today (03 May), sharing all the updates on his surgery.

Alioski replied on Intagram: “You come back stronger bro.”

Nketiah also replied on Instagram: “All the best brother!”

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Huge loss

The 31-year-old is a versatile player who has been ever-present for the club in recent years.

He was one of the top performers when Leeds got promoted to the Premier League and has maintained a high level of quality in the top tier of English football.

It now looks like he will be out for a lengthy spell which means his season is over. His surgery appears to have gone really well, and it’s time for him to focus on his rehab.

His injury has come at a worse time with Leeds battling for survival. The club need all his best players now, but it’s really unfortunate.

Be it anywhere in defence or in midfield, Dallas has been Mr Dependable for the club, and losing him is a killer blow to the club’s survival hopes.

With Everton and Burnley winning their respective games last week, the pressure is back on Leeds to earn positive results against Arsenal and Chelsea in their next two games.

In the absence of Dallas, Jesse Marsch is likely to start with Junior Firpo in the left-back role.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites could look to sign a “Phenomenal” attacking midfielder this summer as he’s already bid farewell to fans of his club.