David Davis made his first appearance of the season in Birmingham City’s home Championship match with Bolton Wanderers on February 12.
Birmingham lost 1-0, but even the defeat would not have dampened the occasion for Davis, who came on for the final 10 minutes of the match.
The midfielder fractured his left ankle during a training session last July and underwent surgery to repair the problem.
The 27-year-old has made 168 appearances for Birmingham and his return at this stage of the season is absolutely huge for the club.
There is no question that Birmingham will use him sparingly in the final months of the season, but the chance to play again at this level after such a serious injury has been branded ‘a blessing’ by the man himself.
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Indeed, Davis took to social media over the weekend to comment on his return, which led to a number of Birmingham fans lavishing praise on the Englishman.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
— BrummieJoe (@BrummieJoeHD) February 18, 2019
All the best kid, fighting fit for the 10th march hopefully!
— little si (@pixieking68) February 17, 2019
Missed you x
— Dan (@dangill7) February 17, 2019
Great to have u back Diggad
— Andre Antoniazzi (@AndreAntoniazz2) February 18, 2019
Great to see you back young man.
— Steve Bolton (@SteveBo51728398) February 17, 2019
We’re excited to see you back Dave, be wearing the armband next year ??
— Ben Mountford (@Benjfordays) February 17, 2019
Good to see you back. KRO
— Shep (@shepppppp) February 18, 2019
— Ella Handley (@ella_handley) February 18, 2019