Leeds United midfielder Tyler Adams will likely miss the rest of the season, according to the Washington Post.
The 24-year-old is recovering from hamstring surgery he underwent in March.
Leeds interim manager Sam Allardyce said the United States international is still unfit and will miss their upcoming game against Newcastle United.
Adams will also miss crucial games against West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur as Leeds battle to stay in the Premier League.
In his press conference today, Allardyce confirmed that Liam Cooper, Stuart Dallas and Luis Sinisterra will also be on the sidelines this weekend.
Leeds have missed the protection Adams provides the defence. He shields them, cutting out attacks before they develop into serious threats.
They have lost six of their nine matches since his last appearance on March 11, conceding an average of three goals a game.
They will hope to have him back next season, although it is unclear which division Leeds will be in.
The Whites are 19th in the table with 30 points. They are two points away from safety with three games remaining.
However, Allardyce took some hope from their second-half performance against Manchester City in their last game.
City won 2-1, but Leeds made things uncomfortable for the reigning champions, showing plenty of spirit and character.
Allardyce believes if they can repeat that and show better quality on the ball, they could survive.
They will not find things easy this weekend, with Newcastle striving to book a place in next season’s Champions League.
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