Leeds suffer major injury blow with England midfielder Kalvin Phillips ruled out for six weeks after shoulder injury

LEEDS have been handed a major injury blow with Kalvin Phillips facing six weeks out.

The England midfielder, 24, suffered a shoulder knock in the 1-0 defeat by Wolves.

Phillips does not need surgery and the club confirmed he has already begun rehab.

A statement read: "Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips suffered a shoulder injury in last night's Premier League defeat to Wolves at Elland Road.

"Whilst we are pleased to confirm that surgery is not required, the Leeds born England International could still face up to six weeks on the sidelines.

"Kalvin began his rehab at Thorp Arch this morning and will be working hard with the medical team to return to action as soon as possible."

Phillips is set to miss games against Aston Villa, Leicester, Crystal Palace, Arsenal and Everton.

And he is also unlikely to play any part in England's Nations League matches against Belgium and Iceland.

Phillips was knocked over by Wolves ace Raul Jimenez around ten minutes from the end of the defeat at Elland Road last night.

The Leeds man landed awkwardly on his right shoulder but finished the match.

Boss Marcelo Bielsa – who could soon be Yorkshire Tea's new TV face – will have to find cover to fill the defensive midfield role Phillips has made his own.

And the Argentinian gaffer will have other injury concerns too.

Liam Cooper pulled out of the Wolves defeat in the warm-up and Pascal Strujik looked to injure his ankle just before Jimenez's deflected strike found the net 20 minutes from time.

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