Leeds United defender Barry Douglas has undergone surgery after being ruled out for the rest of the season.
Barry Douglas has taken to Twitter to confirm that an operation on his left knee has gone well and to thank all of the Leeds fans who sent him messages of support following the news that his season is over.
Douglas picked up the injury during the second-half of the 3-2 win against Millwall at the weekend. Staggeringly when you consider how serious the injury has turned out to be, the former Wolves man saw out the rest of the game and actually provided an assist in the dramatic victory.
The club confirmed on their official website that the Scot is set to be sidelined for the rest of the campaign as he will miss two to three months after rupturing medial ligaments in his knee.
It is a setback, but Douglas has since provided some positive news on social media by confirming that the surgery on his knee was successful and he is ready to begin his recovery.
Here is Douglas’ tweet…
Op went well, thanks again for all the support and well wishes now time for recovery and start rehab pic.twitter.com/D6p8oNkiZD— Barry Douglas (@barrydouglas03) April 3, 2019
The news means that Marcelo Bielsa will end the season having never had a fully fit senior squad at his disposal during his year at Elland Road. That fact makes it all the more amazing that Leeds sit second with seven games to go in the Championship.
And while Douglas may not be able to play any further part in this season in regards to what happens on the pitch, he will undoubtedly be doing anything he can to help the team make sure that he is a Premier League player by the time he returns.