Date:Monday December 12 2005
Steve Stone may not play this season, and the gaffa is already looking to the future.
The 34-year-old ruptured his Achilles in his first training session with Leeds following his switch from Portsmouth, but is still in plaster and now requires a third operation in a bid to resolve the problem.
'The prognosis on Steve Stone is still not brilliant so the work has to go into finding a wide right player,' said Blackwell.
'I hope he will play again but it's a situation I find bizarre. He was advised to take the operation, it was a six-week job and he we are now in the middle of December and he's still in plaster.'
Stone developed an infection in the wound following the initial surgery that has prevented it from healing properly.
'We are praying this latest operation will address the situation,' Blackwell added on the club's official website. 'Once the wound closes he can step up his rehab, but at the moment we do not know how well the Achilles has repaired because we cannot work it.'
McDaid sent off as game turns into a mass brawl (Thursday July 31 2014)
LUFC Watford (a) - Ticket Information (Thursday July 31 2014)
LUFC Lees completes Wednesday move (Thursday July 31 2014)
LUFC Stuart Gray - Lees to have medical today (Thursday July 31 2014)
On This Day - July 31st Happy Birthday Sniffer (Thursday July 31 2014)
LUFC Dawson hat-trick in Leeds win (Wednesday July 30 2014)
LUFC Lees set to complete Owls move (Wednesday July 30 2014)
LUFC Leeds end interest in defender (Wednesday July 30 2014)
LUFC Hockaday - Tom Lees could move on (Wednesday July 30 2014)
LUFC Leeds Fans View v Swindon Town (Wednesday July 30 2014)
|15. Leeds Utd||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Front page poll
» Blackpool : 31/07/2014 23:31:00
|Fantastic opportunity says newcomer
» Middlesbrough : 31/07/2014 21:49:00
|Boro set to sign winger
» Middlesbrough : 31/07/2014 21:41:00
|Boss not satisfied
» Middlesbrough : 31/07/2014 21:36:00
| Boro win again
» Middlesbrough : 31/07/2014 21:32:00