Carr drives on despite broken toe

28 August 2010 11:21
irmingham manager Alex McLeish has revealed Stephen Carr has been defying a broken toe to play in the opening part of the season.[LNB] Carr, who was coaxed out of retirement by McLeish two seasons ago, suffered the setback in training ahead of the new campaign.[LNB]But he has played in the opening two league games and will return at Bolton on Sunday after being rested for the midweek Carling Cup tie with Rochdale.[LNB]McLeish said: "Stephen has been playing with a broken toe and been having injections to help him get through the games so far.[LNB]"I can tell you that is not nice but it also shows the type of character that he is.[LNB]"The good thing is he will get a decent rest after tomorrow's game because of the two-week international break and that should benefit him."[LNB]Carr's determination to continue playing has been crucial for Blues as their other senior right-back, Stuart Parnaby, has been suffering with a hamstring injury.[LNB]The former Tottenham and Newcastle player hung up his boots in 2008 but McLeish persuaded him to sign for Birmingham and he has been a key performer.[LNB]

Source: Team_Talk