Kevin Davies has apologised to Tom Cleverley for the tackle he made on the midfielder in Saturday’s game, which has left the 22 year-old with ligament damage in his foot.
The Bolton captain mistimed the tackle in the fifth minute of the match and, as a result, the Manchester United starlet looks likely to be out for around four weeks.
The youngster would have been handed another England call-up against Montenegro in the country’s Euro 2012 qualifying campaign, however will miss that fixture now.
Davies wife alerted the public that the Trotters veteran had apologised, tweeting: “For all the ill-informed haters… Kevin spoke to Tom Cleverley on the phone. He would never intentionally hurt anyone.”