Dundee’s Andrew Davies has revealed he will be back sooner than expected after surgery to fix a broken bone in his foot.
The 34-year-old defender signed for the Dark Blues last Thursday after leaving Hartlepool United but suffered the metatarsal injury in a bounce game with St Johnstone just two days later.
He was expected to be missing for up to 10 weeks but the surgeon has revised that timescale and the centre-half insists he will be back in time to play a big part in Dundee’s battle to secure their top-flight safety.
In a statement on social media, Davies said: “Obviously very disappointed to break my foot so early in my Dundee career but I wanted to give people a quick update.
“I have had a successful operation on a small fracture in my foot which I sustained last Saturday.
“The surgeon was really happy with how it went and he said it was much better than he first feared.
“He is confident I will be back to full training in seven weeks which means I will be able to play the remaining eight games of the season.
“Having played 30 plus games consecutively for the past seven seasons this is a blip that I will get over.
“I will be working every day to make sure I can come back fitter and stronger so I can contribute to keeping Dundee FC in the Scottish Premiership.”