By Joe Ellis

4th May, 2022 | 9:40am

Leeds United news: Tony Dorigo horrified by 'dreadful' Stuart Dallas injury

Leeds United will be without their most versatile player Stuart Dallas for the foreseeable future after a horror injury during last weekend’s game.

The Northern Irishman had to be helped off the field at Elland Road during the Whites’ 4-0 defeat against Manchester City and his season has been ended as a result of the problem.

Former Leeds player Tony Dorigo didn’t like what he saw on Saturday evening, especially given how well Dallas had played up until his injury occurred.

“The injury to Stuart Dallas was a shocker. It was awful,” Dorigo said in his Yorkshire Evening Post column.

“He was chasing around everywhere, he was always so close to Grealish, working extremely hard, closing down exactly as his manager would have wanted.

“I watched the replay of the challenge and the momentum just went through right at the wrong place around his knee area and it was dreadful.

“Dallas is another huge miss because, when there has been an issue in the team, he fills that gap brilliantly. He is a huge loss.”

No time

Dallas’ absence will certainly be felt by the team, management and fans alike after he’s been so consistently brilliant ever since the Whites were promoted back to the Premier League.

But Jesse Marsch can’t afford to spend any time fretting over the situation because he has a massive task ahead of him to keep Leeds in the big time.

It might sound mean but he needs to forget about the 31-year-old to focus on those who can play these final four games because there is no more important thing for the club.

Relegation to the Championship would be a near-disaster for Leeds having spent so long pushing to get back there throughout the 2000s and 2010s.

Marsch might not even be willing to stay if he isn’t going to be managing in the Premier League so he will be as keen as anyone to make things work and beat Everton to the drop.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has unloaded on the Whites for their turbulent season.