Leeds United talent Charlie Cresswell will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his eye after a nasty injury sustained during a game between loan club Millwall and West Brom – suffering a fractured eye socket.

Cresswell, 20, has starred for Millwall on loan this season. Joining the club on a dry loan from Leeds last summer, he has clocked up 30 appearances – scoring five goals. In that time, Millwall kept eight clean sheets, conceding 36.

There were spells in which the England U21 defender was on the bench, but prior to his injury, he has started and finished 12 Championship matches in a row. With Millwall sitting in the play-off places, it comes as a massive blow.

South London Press reporter Richard Cawley took to Twitter on Monday to inform fans that Cresswell had in fact gone under the knife to correct the issue. It will see him miss Millwall’s last four games, and any play-off games.

Leeds talent Cresswell will miss rest of season after undergoing surgery

A real blow for the Leeds gem who has been superb of late. Scoring goals and being a real powerhouse in Millwall’s push for the play-offs, which sees them sit in fifth. But he has since missed the last three games since the injury.

Surgery was finally decided as the required solution. It comes after the £4m-rated defender’s agent came out and told media that Leeds were open to his exit in January – but have since performed a u-turn on the player’s future.

So, it looks as if Cresswell will return to Leeds in the summer and will be observed by whoever is in charge. If the club go down, you would expect Cresswell will be a regular for Leeds going forward. Up in the air, if we stay up.

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