Leeds star Kalvin Phillips provides injury update after limping off in Reading win

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Kalvin Phillips has indicated the injury he sustained in Leeds’s 1-0 win over Reading is not too serious. The midfielder was forced off in the first half of the Championship clash at Elland Road.

Phillips went down following a heavy challenge from Reading ace Omar Richards before limping off the pitch in the 38th minute.

He took to Instagram after the clash to post photos of himself in action, with the caption: “Good performance from the lads! 3points and onto Wednesday.”

Arsenal legend Ian Wright, who had been keeping tabs on Eddie Nketiah’s loan spell at Leeds, showed his concern by writing a message to the injured ace.

“Hope it’s not too serious KP,” he commented.

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“All good Wrighty just a dead calf thanks mate,” the Leeds ace replied.

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa was in the dark over the extent of Phillips’ injury.

Speaking in his post-match press conference, the Argentine said: ”I think it’s a kick.

“I don’t know if it’s serious or not.”

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Phillips was replaced by Ezgjan Alioski, which prompted a reshuffle, with Stuart Dallas moving to right back, Luke Ayling switching to central defence and Ben White stepping up into the defensive midfield position.

Despite the inconvenience, Leeds secured all three points against Reading thanks to Pablo Hernandez’s second-half goal.

White revealed after the final whistle that Leeds’ work on the training ground meant the mass switch paid dividends.

“Obviously it’s not nice to see him go off because he has such a big part to play in the games but I think we all adapted well and we did good,” he said.

“In preparation and during training we always have a back-up plan with positions.

“In training I do some stuff in midfield and we all rotate so we all know or jobs when it comes to it.

“It’s not easy but it makes it easier.”

The win saw Leeds open up a five-point buffer to third-placed Fulham, and White added: “I just got told down there to be fair, I didn’t actually know.

“But we are all just focused on ourselves, we are looking to get our points up and not worry about anyone else.

“We are just focused on what we are doing and we are really worried about anyone else around us.

“Each week we are trying to get the three points and that’s what we will look to continue to do.”

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