Heathcock left Filbert Street with a remarkable strike-rate of two goals per game, but unfortunately they were from the only game he played for the Foxes after a serious injury in his debut saw his career with the club cut short.
Making his debut in March 1927 in an away game at Sheffield United, Cradley Heath born Heathcock burst on to the scene by scoring twice in his debut, only to be stretchered off before the end of the match. It went from a dream debut to a disastrous one and he never played for the club again.
It wasn't the end of his career, however, with Nottingham Forest taking a chance on his services. That chance paid off, with 14 goals coming from 16 appearances for Forest, but despite those stats his chances were relatively limited and he moved on two years after, returning to the club where it all started for him, Cradley Heath in the non-league.