Izzet blow for Blues
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Birmingham have suffered a blow with the news that Muzzy Izzet needs to go under the knife.Birmingham have suffered a blow with the news that Muzzy Izzet needs to go under the knife.
Izzet is to undergo an exploratory operation on his troublesome knee injury after suffering another setback in training.
The former Leicester man had been hoping to play in this weekend's derby with Aston Villa, but broke down in training leaving Birmingham with no choice but to send him for an operation.
Blues boss Steve Bruce believes that surgery is the best course of action for Izzet after struggling with the problem for the last two months.
"It's bad news about Muzzy," said Bruce. "He came back into training this week but broke down again on Thursday.
"Clearly the two injections he's had haven't done the trick and now he will have an exploratory operation over the weekend.
"It's a shame for Muzzy that his Birmingham career has started in this way and we won't know how long he will be out until we see what happens with the operation."