Mark Davies Struggling With Fractured Toe

  • August 04, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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The reason for Mark Davies' hit-and-miss pre-season has been down to a fractured toe, according to Bolton boss Dougie Freedman.

Davies featured in just four of Wanderers' eight summer friendlies, failing to complete 90 minutes on any occasion, and was absent yet again as Freedman's side were beaten by Vitesse Arnhem at the Macron Stadium on Sunday.

With recent speculation linking the 26-year-old with a move to Premier League duo Queens Park Rangers and Swansea City, supporters quizzed the manager during a Q&A session at the club's annual Family Fun Day event.

Freedman's response was that Davies had been struggling to train because of a fractured toe and that pain-killing injections can only aid a player's recovery so a certain extent.

The average timescale for such an injury to heal is somewhere between four and six weeks, meaning Davies would have to be considered a major doubt for Bolton's game at Watford on Saturday - as well as the Capital One Cup tie against Bury and home league games against Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough.

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