Davies Takes Swipe at Wolves Treatment

  • November 11, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Mark Davies has hit out at Wolverhampton Wanderers, claiming they challenged his mentality during a difficult spell with injury.

Davies was blighted with injury problems during his time at Molineux, before a successful loan spell at Leicester City prompted then Wanderers manager Gary Megson to pay £1million for the midfielder's services.

The 24-year-old says he had to seek private advice after a string of serious knee injuries, before his temporary stay with the Foxes led to him being placed on a dedicated fitness programme.

"I was out for 16 months," Davies told The Bolton News. "It was a horrible time.

"I damaged my medial ligaments and meniscus in my knee and I found myself having three operations.

"One setback seemed to turn into another. I knew there was something wrong, but the Wolves medical staff kept telling me that everything was fine. It was hard to take, especially since I was only 17-years-old at the time.

"I was being told that I wasn’t mentally strong enough, but, in training, I would be sent out to do some running, knowing my knee was hurting. You know when something isn't right.

"I ended up going to see a specialist on my own accord and that got me back on the right road.

"When I finally got myself back fit, Nigel Pearson phoned up and asked if I'd like to go out on loan to Leicester. I went there for a couple of months and did all right."

Injury problems continued to hold back the talented playmaker during his early days at the Reebok Stadium, but those problems now appear to be a thing of the past, with Davies missing just three league games since the start of last season.

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