Leeds have confirmed midfielder Rodolph Austin suffered a cracked bone in his ankle during last weekend's defeat to Watford.
Austin was stretchered off following a clash with a Watford player during the 6-1 defeat at Elland Road.
It was feared the Jamaica international may have broken his leg, but scans have shown that Austin has cracked a bone in his ankle.
Leeds boss Neil Warnock has admitted the injury news is better news than first feared even though Austin will be sidelined for several weeks.
"It's better news than we first thought," Warnock told the club's official website. "The swelling made it difficult for us to get a full diagnosis until Monday evening.
"We wish him well in his recovery and hopefully he will be back with us sooner rather than later."