Leeds United have confirmed that midfielder Rodolph Austin suffered a cracked ankle bone in Saturday's match against Watford.
The 27-year-old Jamaica international went off with a suspected double leg break early in the second half of their
However, manager Neil Warnock told the club's website: "It's better news than we first thought.
"Hopefully he will be back sooner rather than later."
Austin joined the Yorkshire side from Norwegian club SK Brann in the summer and has scored three goals in 19 games.
Meanwhile, the Championship club have been unsuccessful in their appeal against the red card given to centre-half Jason Pearce earlier in the game against Watford and he will now serve a three-match ban.