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More on Simon Davies and his foot surgery.

Roy Hodgson confirmed today that the Welsh international had a stress fracture in his foot caused by playing through the pain of previous injuries during a long season. Davies had been an ever-present in the league prior to missing last weekend’s win over Stoke.

Hodgson said:

Simon Davies has been operated on and will be out for the rest of the season which is a major blow for us. He has been complaining about his foot for a while but has played through it.

His problem has exacerbated in recent weeks so much so that we sent him for a scan. It’s a former stress fracture which has been accumulating over all the games he has played.

Hodgson went on to praise Davies’ work rate and commitment to the cause that has seen him be a regular in the Fulham side after since the experienced manager took over at Craven Cottage.

Simon Davies, in the time I’ve been here, hasn’t missed a game. We’re talking somewhere in the region of 50 games where he has been playing every week, never missing a training session – I think it’s just one of those things that can develop. I think Simon Davies is a star as to play 50 games non-stop, for me, that is a star.