Speaking to Football Insider ahead of Leeds United’s looming trip to Cardiff City, former Whites full-back Danny Mills has relayed ‘concern’ over star man Kalvin Phillips – with the former England international apparently spotting him ‘limping‘.
Mills, who made a total of 141 appearances for Leeds United from 1999 to 2004 (SoccerBase), becoming a mainstay during the Whites’ most successful era in recent memory, now plies his trade as a pundit who can be found speaking regularly on Marcelo Bielsa’s side. The Ex-England defender, who racked up 19 caps internationally, has now relayed injury concern over Leeds star Kalvin Phillips – with the 24-year-old apparently ‘limping‘ whilst parading around the pitch during the Yorkshire derby celebrations last weekend.
Phillips, who has started 31 Championship games this campaign, averaging 1.9 key passes per game (WhoScored), could miss out on the trip to Wales on Sunday if Mills’ assessment is anything to go by – with the 42-year-old pundit hinting that he should be reserved for next Wednesday’s match up against Fulham.
“The slight concern that I have is that Kalvin Phillips was parading around the pitch afterwards and was limping. That would be a worry,” explained Mills to Football Insider.
“I wonder if you leave him out for Sunday’s game, no matter what. Then hope that he is right for next Wednesday’s game against Fulham. That is the big game, is not it?
“You could tell. He was limping around and you think that does not look good. It really does not look good. That would be my worry and I do not think they should risk him.”
Indeed, Leeds are currently within touching distance of a long-awaited return to the top flight, with Bielsa needing every ounce of quality he can muster in order to maintain his side’s momentum to finish in the automatic spots. With that in mind, Mills may have a point in taking precautionary measures as far as Phillips’ fitness is concerned.
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