Aston Villa journalist Gregg Evans has been discussing Jack Grealish and the latest update concerning his current injury situation.
This comes after Evans recently made an appearance on the latest episode of The Athletic’s Villa-themed 1874 podcast, where he spoke about the latest news topics concerning the club.
On the subject of Grealish’s current injury situation and whether or not he would be available to play in their upcoming Premier League clash against Wolves at Villa Park this weekend, Evans had this to say on the matter.
He said: “The message was that if Grealish was to train this week then he would play, there would be no issues there, it’s just getting him back on that training pitch. We’re still waiting to find out whether he has trained this week – as far as I understand, he hasn’t.
“I always thought the Wolves game would probably be one too soon, more looking at the game before the international break, or maybe even after the international break.
“We just don’t know because [of] the lack of clarity over his injury, Villa have been very confusing with it – we don’t know how serious it is, how long it’s going to be. The message from Dean Smith is that he just needs rest; as soon as there’s no pain or discomfort felt in his leg then he’ll be back on the training pitch and available for selection.”
Since then, the 25-year-old, who is currently valued at £45 million, has made 209 appearances for the club in which he has scored 32 goals and provided 43 assists for his teammates in the process (per Transfermarkt).
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Since picking up this injury, Grealish has missed Villa’s three previous Premier League games. In these matches, Villa have lost two and won one, scoring just two goals in the process (per Transfermarkt).
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Given how Grealish is currently Villa’s highest-rated player with a current season rating of 7.73/10 and the fact that he has made more assists (10), more key passes per game (3.4) and more dribbles per game (2.8) than any Villa player this season (per WhoScored), this shows that he has been a significant part of Villa’s attacking force this season and why they seem to have struggled going forward without him in recent weeks.
Moving forward, everyone at the club will undoubtedly be hoping that Grealish can recover from this injury as quickly as possible so that he can help the team on the pitch and pick up some positive results throughout the remainder of the season, with their upcoming league match against Wolves being their first port of call.