Winger Leon Bailey is expected to miss at least two Premier League games after Aston Villa manager Dean Smith confirmed he would be out for around three weeks.
Bailey, 24, caught the problem when he appeared as a substitute in Villa’s 3-0 triumph over Everton. The Jamaican international replaced Matt Ciblet over 61 minutes but was forced to give way to Young ashley 21 minutes later. A Lucas Digne own goal and hit by Matty Cash and Bailey himself gave the West Midlanders all three points.
They sit 10th in the elite rankings, but victory came at a price. Bailey will now be spending time in the treatment room and will definitely miss the next two Championship games.
They are both far from home, with a trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United this Saturday. A clash in the capital ensues as the Villa Park team travel to north London to face Tottenham on October 3.
Smith revealed the news to reporters on Thursday and is hopeful he can be back for an upcoming Midlands derby.
“Leon has a tension that will likely keep him out of the way until after the international break,” Smith told club media. Birmingham live. “We would have high hopes that he would be available for the Wolves game. But we’ll have to assess it closer to time and see how it progresses over the next ten days. “
Bailey joined Villa from Bayer Leverkusen in August. He arrived lots of fanfare and a showed his skills during 85 minutes of the football championship in 2021-2022.
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The former Genk ace has already missed nearly a month of action with a thigh injury he sustained in August. And the whole club are hopeful that this is not a lingering problem that is hampering his progress.
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Villa crashed in the EFL Cup at Chelsea on Wednesday night as the Blues qualified after a penalty shootout. The game ended 1-1 after 90 minutes, but the West Londoners triumphed 4-3 on the spot.
And there was other bad news like Morgan sanson has contracted an injury that will now prevent him from entering. It was the Frenchman’s first game after a long absence due to a knee injury.
“He just felt a hamstring twinge,” Smith added. “We don’t think it’s going to be bad, he actually went on for two or three minutes, which proves to me that he’s not a bad one. It was just that he felt the pinch and knew it was time to come down.
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