Birmingham wait on Murphy news

Birmingham left-back David Murphy has been ruled out for up to five months but Paul Robinson's short-term deal has been extended until 27 January to cover for his absence.

Last Updated: 21/11/12 at 13:47 Post Comment

David Murphy: Due to undergo surgery

David Murphy: Due to undergo surgery

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Murphy limped off during the 3-2 home defeat to Hull on Saturday and must now have exploratory knee surgery to try and discover the extent of the cartilage problem.

The minimum time he will be out for is six weeks but the worst-case scenario would see him on the sidelines until April.

"We won't know exactly what the situation is until Murphy has had the operation on Thursday evening," Birmingham manager Lee Clark told the club's official website.

"He's damaged his cartilage and it could be anything from six weeks to five months. Obviously we are hoping that it is not very serious because we all know he's a very important player to us. We will have to wait and see."

Birmingham have therefore moved to retain the services of Robinson, with the former West Brom and Bolton defender due to stay at St Andrew's for a further two months, where he will look to add to the eight appearances he has already made for the club.

Robinson is predominantly used as a left-back but has also filled in at right-back and centre-back.

"I think we have all seen how well Robbo has done, and in three different positions," added Clark.

"Since coming in he has played an important part for us and been very consistent in his performances.

"We were always looking to extend the contract for a longer term and obviously with Murph now having surgery, he's going to remain a vital player for us."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

hen a players ability sinks to less than SWP's, but his value accelerates to more than £50m you know you must be in the comments section of an article about a Liverpool player leaving.

goober
Sterling Case For Leaving 'Bigger' Club

I

ll never forget Matt Stanger on Scott Dann on the transfer blog. I've always rated Dann since his time at Brum, and some newspaper had him going to a biggish club after Blackburn's relegation. A ball playing defender, Stanger mused, quoting. Pah. He's a godawful hoofer .

arexrarris
F365's Top Ten Unheralded Players Of The Season

T

o be fair, one of the reasons its so difficult for certain clubs to get close to Real Madrid or Barcelona is once they have a player who is good enough to compete against the likes of Real Madrid or Barcelona, they f*ck off, usually to either Real Madrid or Barcelona.

hump3.
Simeone baffled by PL failure

Footer 365

Radamel Falcao could still make Manchester United move permanent

Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev claims Manchester United could still sign Radamel Falcao on a permanent deal.

Liverpool and Standard Chartered extend shirt deal until 2019

Liverpool have renewed their sponsorship deal with Standard Chartered Bank which now runs until the end of the 2018-19 season.

Jurgen Klopp not a West Ham target, says Karren Brady

West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady says reports that the club have approached Jurgen Klopp to take over as manager are "nonsense".

Mail Box

Bentaleb Should Be On Unheralded List...

Nabil Bentaleb could be as good as Luka Modric, says one Tottenham fan. We also have lots of mails on Chelsea's style as well as Raheem Sterling's price tag...

Brendan Rodgers Deserves Another Season...

"I am not bashing Chelsea, however..." The Mailbox takes aim at Jose Mourinho once again and under-fire Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers "deserves another season".

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company