David Davis fractures ankle in Birmingham City pre-season
By James Dale
Last Updated: 04/07/18 3:24pm
David Davis has had "successful" surgery after fracturing his left ankle during Birmingham City's pre-season training.
The 27-year-old vowed to come "back stronger than ever" after the operation on Tuesday, while Birmingham said they will have a clearer indication of the rehabilitation period in the next few days.
Birmingham described David as an "invaluable" member of the squad and said the injury would be a major blow to the player and manager Garry Monk.
The Blues boss is making plans for his first full season in charge, having steered the club away from relegation when he took over from Steve Cotterill in March.
Monk has already made his first signing of the summer, with left-back Kristian Pedersen joining on a four-year deal from German side Union Berlin.
Wes Harding, 21, has also signed a new four-year contract at the club after breaking into the first-team towards the end of last season.
But David Stockdale, Birmingham's first-choice goalkeeper last season, has been told he can leave the club.
Sky Sports News understands Birmingham are interested in signing Lewis Grabban from Bournemouth and are rivalling Nottingham Forest for his signature.