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Spector to undergo surgery

Birmingham defender Jonathan Spector needs surgery on his fractured cheekbone and will miss the start of the season.

Last Updated: 16/07/13 at 19:06 Post Comment

Jonathan Spector: Birmingham defender needs cheekbone surgery

Jonathan Spector: Birmingham defender needs cheekbone surgery

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The United States international sustained the setback during a friendly against MK Dons last week and saw a specialist on Monday.

Spector was told surgery is required to mend the cheekbone, meaning Blues boss Lee Clark will begin the season without a player who signed a new two-year deal only this month.

Speaking about the incident earlier this week, Clark said: "It was absolutely ridiculous.

"It was so innocuous, it was 10 seconds from the end of the game as well, which is the frustrating thing."

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