Harry Davis disappointed to be ruled out of challenging remaining games
Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis says that defender Harry Davis is extremely down after being ruled out for the remainder of the season. Harry has suffered a serious knee injury in training yesterday and the club are hoping that the defender will be able to participate in pre-season training in June.
With Davis ruled out for the last nine games, the door has re-opened for Adam Dugdale, who is set to start at Gillingham tomorrow.
Steve Davis told the club’s official web-site: “It is a set-back because Harry has been one of our most consistent players this season and has been a key player for us. He is very down because he was looking forward to the fight and the final games of the season.
“He has had a good season and it is disappointing that these type of things happen in training rather than out on the pitch on matchday. Injuries are part and parcel of the job and you just have to get on with it.
“You never know when injuries may happen and that is why I encourage all our players to get their futures sorted as quickly as possible and have that security because you never know what might happen.
“I missed around three years of my career, during my 20 years in the game and they can happen at any time. We are gutted for Harry because he was up for the challenge.”
Harry, 22, was injured participating in some set-play drills. He got his legs tangled and fell awkwardly backwards whilst having one of his feet planted. A twisting motion dislocated part of his knee cap.
Physio Rob Sharp was quickly on hand to pop it back in and he was immediately sent to hospital for an X-ray. He will go for a further scan once the bruising has subsided to assess the extent of the damage and the club are hoping that he has not suffered ligament damage.