Sheffield United star opens up on mental health as injury lay-off is confirmed
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The former England Under-21 midfielder joined the Blades in August after his contract with boyhood club Everton came to a close just two weeks earlier. However, Davies is yet to make a start for Paul Heckingbottom’s side and has made just three substitute appearances in defeats against Spurs, Newcastle United and West Ham United.
He was not in the matchday squad for the 3-1 defeat at Fulham prior to the international break and the Blades boss revealed Davies had suffered a thigh injury in training that is likely to keep him on the sidelines for ‘months’.
The Everton academy graduate has not confirmed the injury and revealed he is keen to help out a local charity as he ‘pays attention’ to his own mental health during his time away from the pitch.
Posting on Instagram last night, Davies said: “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.
“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.”