Barry Douglas will play no further part in Leeds United’s bid to gain promotion from the Championship after the club confirmed he ruptured the ligaments in his knee during Saturday’s 3-2 win over Millwall.
That victory at Elland Road took Leeds back into the top two but Douglas can do no more to try and take the club into the Premier League – the division he gave up the chance to play in by dropping back into the second tier last summer.
But Douglas underwent surgery today and tweeted afterwards to say that the procedure was a success and thank the fans for all their best wishes.
Needless to say, the tributes poured in from Leeds fans who are content with the contribution of a player who has had to battle with numerous injury issues this season.
They hope that the next time they see the Scot, he will be a Premier League player and Leeds will be a Premier League team.
Everyone connected with the club will be hoping that Douglas makes a full and speedy recovery and we’ve put together some of the messages of support…
Get well soon Bazza D x
— Louisa Wade (@LouisaWade_) April 3, 2019
So you going to be back next week? Rob Price masterclass incoming! #lufc
— Ashli Burchill ⚽ 🇰🇿 (@AshliBurchill) April 3, 2019
Have a speedy recovery, silver lining is more time to spend with that little fella!
— jason waller💙💛 (@Jasonwaller71) April 3, 2019
Hopefully the next time we see you will be in the @premierleague 🤞🤜
— Nic 💛💙 (@niccarpy) April 3, 2019
top man Barry you’ll come back stronger 💛💙
— Armo ☀️🌙 (@Jordan_Armo) April 3, 2019
Back in the PL with us next season fella….speedy recovery.
— Andy Dowling 💙💛 (@dowling_andy) April 3, 2019
Good luck in your recovery. Changed the game on Sat and it could be a crucial moment in our season. Never a good time to bow out but at least you know you've done your bit
— Robert Hardy 💙💛 (@mightywrites) April 3, 2019
All the best Barry MOT 💙💛
— Denise shepherd 💙💛 (@gemma07) April 3, 2019
Love you Bazza
— Robert Dent (@rdent_) April 3, 2019
Hopefully you'll be a pl player next season mate. All the best.
— Tony LUFC (@Tonylufc28) April 3, 2019
Tough season for you this season, onwards and upwards next season 👍🏼
— Andy Dent 💙💛 (@Thedentsmaster) April 3, 2019