Izzet On The Mend

Last updated : 01 January 2005 By Brian Cartlidge

The combative Blues midfielder has begun light training following an operation on the knee injury he originally sustained in the home draw with Newcastle United back in October.

Izzet, despite making two appearances following the initial lay-off, has not bee seen in a Blues shirt since his sending off in the home game against Everon on 13th November having suffered a recurrence on the knee injury during training.

He was forced to undergo keyhole surgery on the injury but Blues boss Steve Bruce has confirmed that Izzet has now begun running again but he is still at least two weeks away from a possible first team recall.

Muzzy Izzet (Birmingham) appearances
13/11/2004PremiershipBirmingham C.0-1Everton0R
06/11/2004PremiershipLiverpool0-1Birmingham C.0
03/10/2004PremiershipBirmingham C.2-2Newcastle Utd.0
25/09/2004PremiershipBolton Wdrs.1-1Birmingham C.1
18/09/2004PremiershipBirmingham C.1-1Charlton Ath.0
11/09/2004PremiershipMiddlesbrough2-1Birmingham C.0Y
28/08/2004PremiershipTottenham H.1-0Birmingham C.0
24/08/2004PremiershipBirmingham C.1-0Man City0Y
21/08/2004PremiershipBirmingham C.0-1Chelsea0
14/08/2004PremiershipPortsmouth1-1Birmingham C.0Y
Appearances 10; Goals 1; Yellow cards 3; Red cards 1