Successful op for Packwood

Birmingham teenager Will Packwood has undergone surgery after

breaking his leg on Saturday.

Packwood suffered a broken fibula and tibia following an

accidental collision with Leeds striker Luciano Becchio during the

FA Cup third-round tie at Elland Road.

An update on the 19-year-old on the Blues’

official website said: “Will was successfully operated on in

Leeds General Infirmary on Sunday morning and it is hoped he will

be transferred to Spire Little Aston Hospital in Sutton Coldfield

tomorrow (Monday) afternoon to begin his recovery.

“The initial indication is that Packwood is likely to be

sidelined for at least nine months.”

Birmingham have been inundated with good will messages for the

American.

He said via

Twitter: “Thank you to everybody for all the support I’ve

received! It means so much to me to have you all behind me.”