Birmingham duo out for a month

  • Last Updated: September 25 2012, 11:50 BST

Birmingham have been dealt a double injury blow with the news that David Murphy and Pablo Ibanez will be out for a month.

David Murphy: Torn hamstring

Left-back Murphy hobbled off after just 25 minutes of the Blues' 5-0 defeat to Barnsley at St Andrews on Saturday.

The 28-year-old underwent scans on Tuesday that revealed he has torn a hamstring and he is now facing up to four weeks in the treatment room.

Ibanez is set for a similar spell on the sidelines after it was confirmed the Spanish centre-half broke a bone in his foot during the same match.