Green on way back from injury, says Leeds United boss

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WHILE Leeds United have been hit by more bad injury woes with striker Ross McCormack expected to be out for two months there is some good news with Paul Green on his way back.

Manager Neil Warnock revealed that Pontefract-born midfielder Green is making good progress after suffering a knee injury in the opening Npower Championship game of the season against Wolves.

He said: Paul Green is well on his way and could be back sooner than we thought.

“Paul could be only a couple of weeks away now, which is great.”

Leeds are likely to be without Green’s fellow midfielder David Norris for longer while left-back Adam Drury has added to the injury list, Scotland international McCormack was on crutches on Tuesday night and top scorer Luciano Becchio will be under observation after picking up an ankle knock in the 3-2 defeat by Hull City.

Warnock added: “Becchio banged his ankle. We had to be careful.

“It’s alright him carrying on and then we lose him for a month. I didn’t want that.

“We’re already without Ross and we know he will be out for six to eight weeks now.

“It might be that he needs an operation on Friday because he chipped a bone alongside the ligaments.

“It’s as bad as you can get from a twisted ankle without breaking it.”