Healy hopeful over injury
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David Healy is optimistic he will not miss the rest of the season through injury.Leeds striker David Healy is optimistic he will not miss the rest of the season through injury.
Elland Road chief Kevin Blackwell expressed his fears that Healy may be ruled out for the remainder of the campaign after picking up an injury in last weekend's win over Watford.
Healy limped out of the 2-1 victory at Vicarage Road with an ankle injury, but he is hopeful that the injury will not be serious and that he will be fit to play for Leeds and Northern Ireland, who have their 125th anniversary game with Germany in June.
"There is still some bruising around the ankle and I have to wait until all that dies down before I can have a scan," Healy told the Belfast Telegraph.
"It does feel quite a bit better now than it did on Saturday and although there were fears I may miss the rest of the season, I don't think that will happen.
"Maybe the scan will show something different, I will just have to wait and see, but I doubt it and hopefully I will only miss one, maybe two games for Leeds.
"International wise I should be fine for the Germany game. It is a big one for Northern Ireland and I'd hate to miss it."
Meanwhile, Leeds captain Paul Butler has been told to take another week off before returning to action after being knocked unconscious during last week's defeat to Sheffield United.