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Bolton face lengthy Davis absence

Sean Davis
Davis joined Bolton in the summer on a three-year contract

Bolton midfielder Sean Davis fears he will miss the rest of the season with a serious knee injury.

The 30-year-old sustained articular cartilage damage to his right knee in the 3-2 home defeat by Liverpool on 29 August, a game he was also sent off in.

"I know I am not going to play again this season," he told the Bolton News.

But boss Gary Megson was not ready to write off the whole campaign yet, insisting it will be "touch and go" whether Davis plays again this season.

"Sean is going to be out for a long spell but if it will be for the season only time will tell," said Megson.

Davis joined the Trotters on a three-year deal from Portsmouth in the summer and started Bolton's first four games of the season before injury struck.


The Londoner, who has a three-year contract at the Trotters, acknowledged that he could be fit before the end of the 2009/10 campaign, but said that he would rather not return before the summer.

"To have had an injury for this long, I would rather see it out and be 100% for pre-season," said the former England Under-21 midfield man, who was valued at £3.5m before his Portsmouth contract expired.

"Hopefully, if everything goes right, I should be back in April but, for me, I don't want to rush it."

Davis has made nearly 200 top-flight appearances with Fulham, Tottenham and Portsmouth and won 12 England Under-21 international caps between 2000 and 2002.

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