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Aston Villa injury news as Jack Grealish issues update ahead of Liverpool

Aston Villa return to Premier League action when they play Liverpool in the Premier League at Anfield on Saturday.

Villa fans will be hoping to see Jack Grealish back on the team-sheet with the captain missing the past seven games because of a shin injury.

Grealish has not played since the February 13 goalless draw with Brighton and Hove Albion and injured his leg in the build-up to the 2-1 defeat to Leicester City on February 21.

It was hoped that the international break might have given Grealish a chance to return to full fitness with the club confirming he was back in full training ahead of the clash with Fulham, which Villa won 3-1 on Sunday.

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However, on Saturday Grealish pulled out of training with Villa head coach Dean Smith confirming the player felt some ‘discomfort’ and he was not risked.

On Tuesday the Mirror reported how Grealish has apparently been told his shin needs yet more rest with the 25 year-old being assessed daily.

A day later Grealish took to social media to issue an update himself, posting to photo-sharing platform Instagram a picture of him working on the spinning machines at Villa’s Bodymoor Heath training ground.

Alongside him was Oli Stevenson, the club’s strength and conditioning coach.

Also among the players who have been out injured is Kortney Hause (foot) with the player yet to return to action.

Wesley Moraes is still out with a serious knee injury, the Brazilian on the comeback trail from the knee ligament injuries suffered in January last year.

Here’s the latest from Bodymoor…

Jack Grealish

Injury: Leg.

Target return date: Unknown

What Dean Smith said: “I don’t know,” he said when asked when the player could return.

“I’m not going to stick a timeline on it because you’ll always get egg on your face with a timeline, so we’ll see how he goes.”

Kortney Hause

Injury: Foot.

Target return date: Fulham (April 4).

What Smith said: The Villa boss confirmed that Hause should be available to face Fulham, although he wasn’t included in the squad for the Premier League match.

Wesley Moraes

Injury: Knee ligament damage.

Target return date: Wesley started for Villa U23s in the Premier League 2 match with Wolves on Good Friday (April 2), only to be forced off before half-time.

He was able to continue after receiving lengthy treatment 20 minutes into the match but eventually had to be replaced with around 35 minutes on the clock, and appeared to be in some discomfort.

The striker had ice strapped around his right knee.

However, BirminghamLive understands that the striker is ok and the problem will not have much impact on the timescale of his return to first-team action.



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