Duo set for spell on sidelines.
Leeds United captain Liam Cooper has undergone surgery on his knee earlier today following an injury sustained in Saturday’s win at Sheffield United.
Cooper travelled to Rome to meet world renowned knee surgeon Professor Moriani, as the club looks for the best way to get the player back on the pitch as quickly as possible.
The defender will begin rehab immediately and is expected to be fit in under six weeks.
Meanwhile, in the same match, Northern Ireland international Stuart Dallas has sustained a fracture to his foot which will also see him on the sidelines for between four and six weeks.
Head of Medicine and Performance Rob Price said: “This is always a period of the season that players tend to pick up more injuries and we are disappointed to lose Stuart and Liam who have performed well recently.
“However we have other players who are edging closer to being back in contention and have a squad of players who know exactly what Marcelo expects from them in every position.
“The medical staff will continue to work with all the players who are going through the rehabilitation progress and we will have them back for what will be a critical stage of the campaign.”