Leeds United striker Souleymane Doukara sidelined for a month

Souleymane Doukara of Leeds in action with Dean Whitehead of Middlesbrough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Middlesbrough at Elland Road on August 16, 2014
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Leeds United boss David Hockaday confirms that striker Souleymane Doukara will be out of action "for a number of weeks" with an ankle injury.

Leeds United boss David Hockaday has confirmed that Souleymane Doukara will be sidelined for around a month with an ankle injury.

The striker suffered ligament damage on Saturday during the team's 1-0 win over Middlesbrough in the Championship.

Doukara joined Leeds on a season-long loan from Catania last month.

"Souleymane has ruptured his ankle ligaments. He was involved in a really bad tackle against Middlesbrough right on half time," Hockaday told the club's official website.

"It won't just be for one or two weeks, he will be out for a number of weeks. We'll need to see how it settles down but I think it will be three or four weeks minimum."

Leeds are back in action on Saturday when they travel to Watford in the Championship.

Forest Green manager David Hockaday looks on during the pre season friendly match between Forest Green and Swindon Town at the New Lawn stadium on July 12, 2013
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