Aston Villa and France left-back Lucas Digne has posted an update on social media, as he looks to recover from an ankle issue sustained on international duty.
The 29-year-old posted on his Instagram account, with the rest of the Villa internationals arriving back at the club for the club’s trip to Leeds United on Sunday.
According to the Express & Star, Villa are hopeful that Digne can make a return to the squad in two-three weeks, but the former Everton full-back will definitely not be involved in Sunday’s clash at Elland Road.
The same report goes on to say that the club were initially concerned that he had suffered a potential stress fracture which could have signalled a lengthier period of time out, but further scans have suggested that he should be back by the middle of October.
And Digne himself seems to be in good spirits despite the unfortunate lay-off.
The £25m January signing said: “Trust the process” alongside a photo of him seemingly on an exercise bike.
TIF Thoughts on Digne’s comments
We believe that it can only be a positive thing that Digne is keeping himself fit and in positive spirits, and this motivation will likely lead to a speedy return back to match fitness for when he becomes available for selection once again.
The 46-time France international had been Steven Gerrard’s only ever-present before his ankle issue struck, having played the full match in all eight of Villa’s fixtures across the Premier League and Carabao Cup so far this season, according to Transfermarkt.
Therefore, we think that the former Rangers manager will be absolutely desperate for Digne to be available for selection again, with Gerrard clearly having faith in the Frenchman to perform to a consistent level on a consistent basis.