Aston Villa defender Curtis Davies has suffered a broken nose.

The former West Brom player sustained a broken nose in training at the club's Bodymoor Heath complex on Friday.

Davies had been earmarked to be on the substitutes' bench for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash at Sunderland but did not travel to the Stadium of Light.

Central defender Davies has still to start a league game for Villa since his loan move from The Hawthorns in August in a deal which will become permanent next summer.