David Davis could miss another four months with a broken ankle, according to Garry Monk.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference yesterday, the manager explained that Digga will need a second operation with a timeframe for his return still uncertain. He could miss most of the season if he requires more time to recover, but the manager is optimistic that the 27-year-old could make his comeback sooner:
“He has progressed really well, he’s got flexibility. The second operation is really standard. The specialists are really happy with him.”
“Time frame, you don’t know. Some say it could be four months, some say it could be six months, some say it’s nine months . . . but the way he is recovering and the way he is doing it, we’d like to think it’s at the lower end.”
Fans on Twitter were disappointed about the news:
Ffs he’s a huge miss for us. Need his energy
— Jordan4 (@CJagainandagain) 31 August 2018
Another 4 months without Digga? Since when did it take 6 months to recover from a fractured ankle? ????
— Matt King (@KINGY10193) 30 August 2018
Desperately need a midfielder. Nobody at the moment injured or fit is good enough. #sidepassers
— Mr. Sharpe (@5starsharpe) 31 August 2018
So Gardner and kieftenbeld will be our midfield two than for most of the season I’ll just get in a mid now and get no one in Jan
— Anthony Lloyd (@anthonytdlloyd) 31 August 2018
I’ll get my boots out of the loft then ????
— Jim Rider (@jimridermusic) 30 August 2018
Others wished the midfielder well:
Amazing recovery. We’re desperate to see you back fully recovered. We also know how desperate you are. But please, please, don’t rush it. Otherwise, it’s back to the beginning again. #KRO
— Petro Nicolaides (@PetroNicolaides) 31 August 2018
KRO digga stay strong
— Nick Devaney (@NickDevaney1) 31 August 2018
@Diggad1991 make sure you back for the Villa game! ????
— Maxine Hussey (@maxbluenose) 31 August 2018
Return and smash the winner against villa at st andrews later in season ????
— Brummie89 (@BirminghamLad89) 30 August 2018
Let’s hope Davis recovers sooner than expected. We really do need his energy in the middle of the park. Maikel Kieftenbeld and Gary Gardner have been doing a decent job, but the lack of cover is concerning.
By the sound of things, we may have to rely on the pair to stay fit and play the majority of games, although Craig Gardner and Charlie Lakin can be called upon if need be.