Davies: No long-term damage
By Chris Stanton. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
West Bromwich Albion defender Curtis Davies is confident that his broken metatarsal will not have long-term implications.
Davies suffered the injury against Crystal Palace on Wednesday and has been ruled out for the rest of the season.
It is the second time this term that Davies has broken his toe and there were fears that it could weaken the bone.
"The injury is a broken left foot, the fifth metatarsal, the same bone as I did earlier in the season," said Davies.
"That's just a coincidence and not because of my weakness. It's been eight months since the original injury, so the bone had healed properly.
"We've seen x-rays to prove that. If it had been the other foot, I would have had a break just the same because of the way I just caught and turned my foot in the turf."
Meanwhile, Davies's place in England Under-21s squad to face Italy next Saturday has been taken by Aston Villa defender Liam Ridgewell.