Dallas was stretchered off just before the halftime whistle during Leeds’ 4-0 defeat against City after he lunged in on a tackle with Jack Grealish and looked to have injured his knee. It has since been reported that he fractured his femur and will miss the rest of the season at least.
During his Youtube video on Wednesday Dinnery reported an update on the timeline of his recovery and the severity of any potential secondary damage to the player and how long that could see him sidelined.
He stated: “Leeds United have confirmed that Stuart Dallas has undergone surgery on a fractured femur. Now we covered this on Saturday as the game was happening. That was caused in a body-to-body contact collision with Jack Grealish. Now we said at the time that the mechanisms suggested that there may be ligament damage. My first thoughts were maybe medial collateral ligament and possibly ACL.”
“In terms of a timeline, because there’s a lot of people asking, you know, we’re looking at six months plus, minimum. Just in terms of that fracture to the femur. And because, you know, if there’s any secondary damage or complications that can cause to that ligament, you know, that’s going to extend that timeline. My own thought, we’re looking at a minimum of nine-plus months.”
TIF Thoughts on Dallas’ injury…
Dallas will surely be missed by both the team and fans as he has been one of the consistent features in the Leeds XI during the turbulent season that sees them on the cusp of relegation under new manager Jesse Marsch.
If the Whites do manage to retain their Premier League status for another season they will be wishing to have their man back before the season starts despite looking to bolster the squad in the summer, and if they are relegated they will need an experienced head like Dallas in their push for promotion.
However, according to this update, it suggests Dallas will be lucky to play again this year.
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