By Ben Brown

1st May, 2022 | 7:10pm

Stuart Dallas set for extended period out of action for Leeds United

Leeds United utility man Stuart Dallas will be out for a long period after the Whites revealed the extent of his horrific injury against Manchester City.

The Northern Irishman suffered a femoral fracture from his challenge on Jack Grealish and the Yorkshire Evening Post (1 May) confirmed the club had sent Dallas down to London for surgery and further tests.

Leeds lost 4-0 at Elland Road as they remain firmly in the relegation picture with Everton set to face Chelsea on Sunday looking to close the gap on the Yorkshire outfit.

Another One

Whoever wished for Leeds United to suffer an unseemly amount of injuries when visited by a genie must be pretty happy with the way that prayer is being answered at the moment.

It’s been a ridiculously bad run of luck at Elland Road and Dallas suffering such an awful one epitomises the struggles of this season.

The 31-year-old is usually Mr Dependable and plays through all kinds of knocks to ensure he never misses a game but even he has finally found a problem which has firmly halted him in his tracks.

It couldn’t come at a worse time as the club desperately try and battle against relegation from the Premier League, and losing one of the key leaders both on the pitch and in the dressing room could yet have a telling impact on those survival chances.

It’s also yet another season-ending injury blow for Leeds, who’ve already lost Tyler Roberts, Crysensio Summerville and Adam Forshaw for the remaining games.

Jesse Marsch has been handed yet another hurdle to clear in this most difficult of races to safety.

In other Leeds United news, this NBC pundit says the side has been improving since Jesse Marsch arrived in Yorkshire.