Aston Villa would be without their left-winger Jack Grealish for the next two weeks after recovery from a long-time injury. The 25-year-old England international has been out injured for over two months.
Jack Grealish last played for Aston Villa on February 13 in a Premier League game against Brighton which ended 0-0. Since then, he has been battling to recover from a shin injury.
Due to the injury, the versatile footballer who can play as an attacking midfielder and winger has missed about 7 Premier League games and also missed the opportunity of playing for England in the last series of FIFA World Cup qualification matches.
The Aston Villa captain was expected to be fit for the Premier League game against Liverpool which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 10, at 15:00, but the coach of the club, Dean Smith, revealed that the English football star was rushed back too soon and has to be allowed to heal for a couple of more weeks.
In a press conference ahead of Aston Villa’s league game against Liverpool football club, coach Smith declared Jack Grealish as not being fit for the weekend game. He however admitted that the footballer had started training before it was noticed that he was not fit enough to engage in intense training sessions.
The coach said: “Myself and Jack were quite optimistic to get him back a bit sooner than he probably should and he’s had a setback that will probably put him back a couple of weeks.
“He was really good in training, but he couldn’t tolerate the loading. It’s a loading injury and we have to de-load him over the next few weeks and get him back from there.
“We know it’s not a long-term injury and he will be back.
“We all, Jack included, probably pushed him back a little bit too quickly. He wanted to get back, we wanted him to get back and he had a little setback.”
Before Jack Grealish sustained a shin injury in February, the England international has scored 6 goals and provided 12 assists in 22 Premier League games this season.
His effort has contributed to the progress of Aston Villa in the Premier League this season. The club has recorded 13 wins, 5 draws, and 11 defeats. They are currently occupying the 9th spot on the league table with 44 points in 29 games.
On Saturday, Aston Villa would need the services of the 25-year-old midfielder against Liverpool. Unfortunately for the struggling club, they will visit the Anfield Stadium to play against the reigning Premier League champions without Grealish who has been the club’s talisman in the last two seasons.
Grealish’s last activity on social media was on Thursday, April 8, 2021. He shared a throwback picture of himself showing when he wore Aston Villa’s jersey with a big smile on his face.
#TBT 🤣 pic.twitter.com/npPV8GDh8u— Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish) April 8, 2021