Leeds Await Healy Progress

Last updated : 08 November 2005 By Kevin Markey
If, however, the ligament damage not respond to the jab and 10 days' rest, the Northern Ireland international may still need an operation.

Healy has missed Leeds' break in France, where they are due to play Rodez Aveyron in a friendly, in order to consult a specialist.

The 26-year-old striker has been unable to train but has played through the pain since sustaining the injury for his country in a World Cup qualifier in Austria last month.

Healy has started only four of the last seven matches for Leeds on the substitutes' bench as he has been struggling to complete a full 90 minutes.