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Aston Villa: Journalist discusses Morgan Sanson injury worry

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Aston Villa journalist Ashley Preece has been sharing some details concerning Villa midfielder Morgan Sanson and the suspected injury he picked up during the club’s midweek Carabao Cup defeat against Chelsea. 

This comes after Preece made an appearance on a recent edition of the Birmingham Mail’s Villa-themed Claret & Blue podcast, where he spoke about a variety of subjects concerning the club.

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On the subject of Sanson, who started the game at Stamford Bridge before being substituted just before half time due to a suspected hamstring injury, Preece had this to say on the matter.

He said: “He was devastated. He screamed in anger right by the touchline thinking, ‘not again, not another bump in the road’.

“Real shame for him, because he looks a real deal, looks a classy operator, nice on the half-turn, he was growing in confidence in that game.

“He has got real pedigree, he played at Marseille, Marseille fans demand a hell of a lot, he’s played in the Champions League, so there’s a real player there, but they need to get him fit and firing.

“We’ll hear from Dean [on] injuries, probably facing with a couple of weeks out perhaps, so we’ll see the severity of that, but I think he’s a great player to have in Villa’s squad if he’s fit, so hopefully it’s not a bad one.”

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Given how Sanson missed a significant number of games towards the end of last season after he arrived at Villa from French club Marseille in the previous January transfer window, it’s easy to see why he was apparently so unhappy having picked up this issue against Chelsea.

The 27-year-old, who is currently valued at £14.4 million according to Transfermarkt, only made nine appearances for Villa in last season, starting just three of them.

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Thankfully, Dean Smith has since confirmed that Sanson’s injury only represents a ‘small step backwards‘, though Villa will have to rely on some of their other midfield options such as McGinn, Jacob Ramsey and Carney Chukwuemeka to fill in for the Frenchman for the time being.

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