Kalvin Phillips injury concern mars Leeds United's final day victory as Euros loom

LEEDS United midfielder Kalvin Phillips injured himself in the last minute of the season just two days before England boss Gareth Southgate names his Euros squad.

Monday, 24th May 2021, 10:13 am

Phillips is widely expected to be heading to the Euros and played the full duration of United's season finale at home to West Brom on Sunday afternoon.

But there was concern in the closing stages of a 3-1 victory for Leeds after Phillips went flying into a tackle with Grady Diangana in the 93rd minute.

The midfielder fell awkwardly and needed several minutes of treatment, after which Phillips was helped off the pitch whilst holding his shoulder.

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CONCERN: As Kalvin Phillips is helped off the Elland Road pitch. Photo by LYNNE CAMERON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images.

Phillips injured his shoulder earlier in the season in October's defeat to Wolves at Elland Road but returned to the side the following month.

Speaking immediately after the game, Whites head coach Marcelo Bielsa told BT Sport: "I couldn't tell you if the injury is severe or not and we hope that he can go to the Euros."

Asked if he had any indication how serious the injury could be at his post match press conference, Bielsa said: "No, sincerely I haven't received any information to the gravity of the injury.

"We all hope that it's something that can be resolved quickly.

"Knowing the fortitude of Kalvin, I know that he has the resources to quicken whatever problem he may have."

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