Stuart Dallas tweets from hospital bed as Leeds United star undergoes surgery
Stuart Dallas has thanked everyone for sending him their best wishes after the Leeds United ace suffered a serious leg injury at the weekend.
Dallas, 31, was stretchered off in Leeds’ 4-0 defeat to Manchester City at Elland Road on Saturday with a fractured femur.
He’s been an ever-present for Leeds in recent years but now looks to be set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
However, it seems as though the left-back’s surgery has gone well, based on his upbeat image and his message to the doctors who took care of him.
“Huge thank you for all of the messages I’ve received in the past few days,” said Dallas via his personal Twitter account, along with an image of himself in a hospital bed with his leg seemingly in a cast.
“I’ve had amazing support from across the world of football – but particularly from Leeds and Northern Ireland.
“I’d also like to thank Dr Williams, Dr Sarraf and the medical team at Leeds.”
Dallas’ injury could not have come at a worse time for Leeds United because the club really needs him right now.
The Northern Ireland international is Leeds’ Mr Reliable.
He can play almost any position, he’s very rarely injured and he consistently performs well.
It’s really difficult to remember Dallas having a bad game for the Whites whether that’s in the Premier League or in the Championship.
However, Leeds are now going to be without Dallas for the remaining matches of the Premier League season and that could be a killer blow in the club’s hopes of avoiding relegation.
Everton’s win over Chelsea and Burnley’s renewed form has caused a massive probably for the Whites, who no longer have their destiny in their own hands due to Everton’s game in hand.
Being without Dallas over the coming weeks is going to be tough but at least Junior Firpo is back now to take over at left-back and we didn’t have to see Pascal Struijk or a young player stuck there instead.
In other Leeds United news, Richard Keys has dropped an instant verdict on Leeds’ potential relegation.