Aston Villa have been hit with a big blow of injury news after club captain Jack Grealish suffered an injury in training and will be unavailable for at least the next two matches.
It has been reported that supposedly the England international is to be assessed ahead of a possible longer term lay-off.
‘Villa will be without captain Jack Grealish for today’s game with Leicester. The attacker picked up an injury in training this week and will not be in the squad. He’s also expected to miss next week’s game with Leeds United and will then be assessed to see if there’s any longer-term damage,‘ reported Gregg Evans of The Athletic.
‘Villa are also without right-back Matt Cash today who has a hamstring injury.’
Aston Villa have selected El Ghazi to deputise.
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) February 21, 2021
Longer lay-off rumours
Rumours have surfaced that the injury could cause Grealish to miss even longer.
Grealish not seen in any training pictures and there are rumours (not credible yet) that he has a stress fracture in his shin (4-6 weeks out).
Not worth transferring out on that alone but keep an eye out over the next few hours.
— FPL Raptor (Ross) (@FPL__Raptor) February 19, 2021
Aston Villa have enjoyed a fruitful season which has touted them as possible European qualification contenders. However the loss of Jack Grealish will be felt massively as he has been one of their greatest assets and goal scoring threats.
The emphasis will be on the likes of Ollie Watkins and Emi Martinez and to keep up their own good form in their respective halves of the pitch to continue the push from the Birmingham-based club whilst Grealish is out.