May 24, 2024

Stuart Dallas, 32, of Leeds, announced his retirement on Wednesday due to a leg injury. According to a statement, Dallas had “irreparable damage” to his knee. Dallas played in over 250 games for Leeds and was also awarded 62 caps for Northern Ireland.

Stuart Dallas, a defender for Leeds and Northern Ireland, has declared his retirement from the game due to “irreparable damage” to his knee.

The 32-year-old was unable to fully heal from a severe leg injury he received against Manchester City in April 2022.

After previously working together at Brentford, Dallas first joined Leeds in 2015 and became friends with then-manager Uwe Rosler. Dallas went on to make over 250 appearances for the club.

Dallas played in every Leeds Premier League game in 2020–21, the season before he sustained an injury. He scored eight goals in those games, helping Marco Bielsa’s team finish in the top half.

“Sadly, despite their best efforts, and my body not progressing how we need it to, I must now accept the fact that my knee suffered irreparable damage and I will not be returning to play professional football.

“I am of course devastated by this news.”

Leeds are involved in a race for the Championship’s automatic promotion places. They currently trail leaders Leicester City by a point, having played a game more.

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