Tottenham have confirmed defender Eric Dier has undergone surgery on his groin and will miss the trip to Elland Road this weekend.
The England defender had been struggling with his groin for the last couple of weeks and has barely featured since Ryan Mason took over the side from Cristian Stellini almost a month ago, he was on the bench for the last two games.
Dier is expected to be fit for pre-season after the club confirmed he was beginning rehabilitation immediately with the club’s medics before the squad returns ahead of next season.
LondonWorld sources say Dier had been battling the groin since the World Cup and played through the pain but has found it incredibly hard to play in the last weeks thus the need to correct it now.
Tottenham and Dier have endured another difficult campaign but the Lilywhites will go into the game against relegation-threatened Leeds United still hoping to secure Europa Conference but could finish as low as ninth in the league table if results go against them.
The 29-year-old Dier was impressive in the first half of the season and earned a place on the plane in Gareth Southgate’s World Cup team in Qatar but the groin injury has slowed down his play leading to him losing his spot in the latest England call-up before news of his operation broke out.
Dier has one year left on his current deal at the club and even though there are reports he’s agreed to a new deal it has not been signed yet and might depend on the new coach who takes over from Ryan Mason in the summer.