Dunn not retiring
By Graeme Mair
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David Dunn has denied reports that he will be forced to retire due to injury.Birmingham City midfielder David Dunn has denied reports that he will be forced to retire due to injury.
The former England Under-21 captain has struggled with injury since making his £5.5 million move from Blackburn during the summer of 2003.
"I was a bit surprised when I was told what had been written and all the stuff people then started to say," Dunn told the Birmingham Evening Mail.
"Obviously it's not the nicest thing but I wasn't bothered because I knew it just wasn't true.
"I've been to a specialist and everything now seems to be fine - I'm more positive now than I've ever been because he has identified that it is all to do with my back."
Although Dunn is now fit and in contention for a return to the Birmingham squad there remains a possibility that he will have to undergo surgery on his problematic hamstrings at some point in the future.
"In the past, we were not quite sure why my hamstrings would keep tearing," admitted Dunn.
"If they do go again, then there is an operation I can have.
"The only thing is that it wouldn't keep me out for weeks but six months."