Ajax midfielder Edgar Davids broke his leg in a friendly and will miss the opening three months of the season, the Dutch power said on Sunday.

The 34-year-old Davids, who returned to his homeland from Tottenham Hotspur in January, suffered the injury in the abandoned friendly match against Go Ahead Eagles on Saturday.

"Davids broke his left shin bone in a challenge. The left-footed veteran will be out for at least three months," said the statement.