Leeds United have been dealt an injury blow today with Marcelo Bielsa confirming that Kalvin Phillips will miss the club’s last three games of the season.
The Whites midfielder has picked up a knee injury and the club confirmed the news on their official website ahead of Thursday’s game with Barnsley.
Phillips has been instrumental to Leeds’ fortunes this season, playing 40 times in all competitions.
Leeds are on the brink of promotion to the Premier League and could see their place in next season’s top-flight confirmed on Thursday.
The Whites should be able to cope without their influential midfielder but it has got some supporters worried a bit.
The 24-year-old has been one of Bielsa’s better players throughout the campaign and he will be a loss.
With Barnsley, Derby and Charlton still to play, Leeds will hope they can fill the void and win promotion.
Phillips will hope that the next time he pulls on a white shirt it will be in preparation for a Premier League game.
He has worked tirelessly to put his hometown club back in the top flight and deserves it as much as anyone.
Following the devastating news, we looked at a string of tweets from supporters with Phillips set for five weeks out.
Devastated for you Kalvin… however, you have done your bit, and it can’t be helped or undone… the lads will be fine with you shouting from the sideline…. see you in the prem ?
— Antony Wilson (@Azwilson) July 14, 2020
Terrible News.. You deserved to be There.. But helped get 3⃣ vital points on Sunday.. Sure The Lads will finish the Job for all of us.. MOT
— borisirishwhite (@leinsterwhite) July 14, 2020
Gutted for you. We all know how much playing for Leeds means to you. We all know you will be there with the lads kicking every ball and in every tackle. MOT
— Keith Allan (@ke1thallan) July 14, 2020
I’m more gutted for Kalvin Phillips missing the 3 games for him than I am for myself and the fans. He deserves a moment. His transformation in the last 2 years has been nothing short than incredible. pic.twitter.com/8NYL1R4xVv
— LUFC Worldwide ⚪️ (@LUFC_WorldWide) July 14, 2020
— George (@GDB1993) July 14, 2020
— David J. Díaz (@DJDiaz88) July 14, 2020
@Kalvinphillips gutted for you, I can’t even imagine how you are feeling. The rest of the lads will finish the job for you and all the legends we have list this year. It’s our year MOT ?
— David Walker (@D4v1dW41ker) July 14, 2020