Lees set for nose surgery
Leeds defender Tom Lees is to undergo surgery this summer to repair damage to his nose which he has repeatedly broken this season.
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Last Updated: 24/04/12 5:16pm
Leeds defender Tom Lees will undergo surgery this summer to repair damage to his nose which he has repeatedly broken this season.
The 21-year-old, who has made 44 appearances for Leeds this season, suffered another break during the weekend draw at Cardiff.
Lees revealed it was the fourth time this year that he has damaged his nose and he will now have an operation to correct the problem.
"It was pretty sore and numb afterwards and I couldn't feel it," Lees told the club's official website. "But I'm getting used to it now.
"It was the fourth time I've done it since January now so it's broken and needs putting back in place. I've been waiting to get it done so it will wait until after the season."
Lees was first to admit his latest injury paled into insignificance compared to team-mate Leigh Bromby, who will be sidelined for up to a year after rupturing his patella tendon in the same match.
"It was pretty sickening to see on the pitch," Lees added.
"We were all just devastated for him because he's had a few niggles this season and has worked so hard to get fit."