Davis Takes Swipe At Bolton

  • June 27, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Sean Davis has taken a swipe at the Bolton medical staff, claiming they weren't experienced enough to deal with his knee injuries.

Davis joined Wanderers on a free transfer from Portsmouth in the summer of 2009, but was restricted to just four appearances for the club after spending the majority of his time at the Reebok Stadium on the sidelines.

The 32-year-old tore his articular cartilage in September 2009 and failed to make any first-team appearances for the Trotters afterwards.

He will officially leave Bolton when his contract expires at the end of the month and he claims Stuart Holden's decision to conduct his own rehabilitation in the United States was down to his persuasion.

"I don't live with regrets and I don't regret my time at Bolton," Davis told The Bolton News. "I'm just not that sort of person.

"The one thing I would have changed is that I would have done my rehab elsewhere. I don't think the medical team were experienced enough with my injury to have helped me get through it and back to a good condition.

"I eventually saw a doctor called Jay Rodrigo, who was fantastic, and I feel if I'd seen him earlier things might have been different.

"With that in mind, I have managed to help certain players with a bit of advice and I did tell Stuart to go and get his rehab back home.

"He's a big part of this team and a fantastic young talent. I really hope he makes a speedy recovery."

Despite his public criticism of the club's medical team, Davis believes Wanderers can be promotion contenders next season, should they manage to keep their key players out of the treatment room.

"It's hard when the club gets relegated but if they can get Stuart and Chungy (Chung-Yong Lee) back up and running then I think they have a fighting chance," he said. "I certainly wish them well."

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