JON WORTHINGTON is in danger of missing out against his old Town mates at Boundary Park a week on Sunday (2.00).
While the Oldham Athletic signing, above, has not suffered a broken leg as first feared during their 3-1 home defeat to Southampton, he may have ligament damage.
Worthington, 26, had scans immediately after the match, in which another former Town player, Pawel Abbott, was Oldham’s scorer, and they showed his fibula was not fractured.
“Jon has some spare bone in the region near to where the injury occurred, which is most likely to have been caused by the ligament pulling away from the fibula under extreme stress,” explained Oldham physio Marc Czuczman.
“The only thing we can ask Jon to do is rest, keep the leg elevated and hope for the best.
“Once the swelling, which is very large right now, has subsided, we can get some more in-depth scans done and Jon will see a specialist on Friday for that.”
Worthington played 237 matches for Town before a short loan spell at Yeovil.
l Leeds United returned to the top of League I at the expense of Charlton Athletic after Jermaine Beckford’s stoppage-time goal sealed a 2-1 home win over Norwich City.
Brad Johnson put Leeds ahead after 15 minutes, but Grant Holt levelled after 38.
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