Blow for Leeds as captain Philips is ruled out for six weeks
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Blow for Leeds as captain Philips is ruled out for six weeks

English Premier League newbies Leeds United has received a blow after confirming that midfielder Kalvin Phillips is facing up to six weeks in the sidelines.

Phillips suffered a shoulder injury in the club’s 1-0 defeat at home to Wolves on Monday, even though he played in the entire game.

“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," a statement on Leeds website noted.

The injury means that the 24-year-old will be unavailable for England's Nations League games against Belgium and Iceland in November.

Phillips has missed just 15 games in all competitions for Leeds since Marcelo Bielsa took over ahead of the 2018-19 season and was a key member as they gained promotion to the English top flight.

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