Tom Davies has opened up about his challenging start to life at Sheffield United as he’s facing another setback with an injury that seems likely to sideline him for an extended period. Despite leaving Everton in the summer for a fresh start, fitness issues have followed him to Bramall Lane.
The 25-year-old, arriving late in the summer as a free agent, missed a huge part of pre-season which delayed his integration into Paul Heckingbottom’s team. Davies made his debut for Sheffield United in the 2-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur, coming on in the final nine minutes.
While he gained more playing time from the bench, his appearances offered hope that he was steadily building up fitness. With Heckingbottom in need of Premier League experience, Davies seemed on track for a potential first start.
This international break was anticipated to provide an opportunity for the midfielder to get closer to 100% fitness and gain a starting role. Unfortunately, he suffered an injury in training before the Fulham match, confirmed by Heckingbottom, which will keep him out for ‘months.’
The Liverpool-born player has opened up about his injury frustrations on social media:
“It’s not been a great start to the season for myself and I have unfortunately picked up another injury. It’s been a really hard time for me and I’m doing my best to find some peace with the situation. While this has happened it’s made me realise how much I need to pay attention to my mental health as well as my physical.”
Tom Davies added:
“Therefore I’m doing a fundraiser for @jamesplaceuk by cutting off the golden locks. I hope you can support the charity as it’s doing great things in the UK and is aiming to open three new centres in the next three years. This will help so many men who are in need of support.”