Sky Bet Championship: Leeds youngster Alex Mowatt doesn't require knee surgery
Leeds teenager Alex Mowatt does not require surgery after being stretchered off with a knee injury at Birmingham.
Last Updated: 30/04/14 12:33pm
Manager Brian McDermott feared the 19-year-old midfielder could be ruled out long-term when he jarred his knee in stoppage time at St Andrew's after going on as a second-half substitute.
But further examination has allayed fears Mowatt has sustained long-term damage and he is expected to rejoin the rest of the squad for pre-season training later this summer.
"He's fine and he won't need an operation," McDermott said as staff and players enjoyed a day out at academy sponsors Flamingo Land on Tuesday.
"We've had him looked at but there's nothing serious there. It's a relief for everyone and for him most of all."
Doncaster-born Mowatt made his first-team breakthrough this season, making his league debut at Millwall in September.
Mowatt, who made his debut for England Under 19s against Turkey last month, has made a total of 31 appearances for Leeds this season.