St.Johnstone midfielder Murray Davidson faces more injury hell after picking up a knee injury during St.Johnstone’s 1-0 defeat to Alashkert.
The 27-year-old faces at least three months out after he stretched his cruciate and suffered bone bruising in the Perth side’s defeat in the Europa League.
Saints manager Tommy Wright, speaking to the official club website on Friday, said: “Muzz [Davidson] has had the knee scanned this afternoon and the news is that he has stretched rather than ruptured his cruciate but there is also bone bruising.
“The upshot of that is that we are looking at a minimum of three months out which is still bad news but at least not confirmation of what our worst fears were last night.
“Murray has been so unlucky with injuries and I’m disappointed for him that he’ll miss the opening part of the season but weighed against what we feared, there has to be a certain level of relief for everyone.”
Davidson signed for St.Johnstone from Livingston in 2009 and suffered another serious knee injury in 2014, when he was out of action for eight months.