Date: 3rd August 2006 at 3:57pm
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Mark Davies will undergo surgery on the knee damaged during the opening minutes of Steve Bull`s testimonial last Saturday.

The news comes as a biter blow to both the player and Mick McCarthy who sees young Davies as one of the clubs up and coming stars, and central to the teams development.

Several options will be weighed up once surgeons have had time to inspect the damage, but the prime concern will be Mark`s long term future.

‘He’s only 19 and I wouldn’t want to risk a young player’s career by seeing the cartilage trimmed if it can be repaired,’ Mick McCarthy said

‘The surgeon will do what’s best for Mark and if that means stitching it he could be out for up to three months.’

Although only about to start only his second full season as a pro, Mark has now undergone surgery twice early on in the campaigns.

Last season saw him go under the knife for a hernia, and now a more serious cartilage injury looks set to keep him out of the picture possibly up until Christmas.

Get well soon Mark