The date fixed in pencil for the return of Wesley Aston Villa


Wesley, Aston Villa’s summer purchasing record, was carried on a stretcher just over 14 weeks ago at Turf Moor.

The Brazilian broke his anterior cruciate ligament in a harmless challenge from Ben Mee of Burnley.

The 23-year-old is currently back in South America to work alongside sports physicist Cristiano Davila.

In his latest update, Cristiano published an article explaining Wesley’s torn meniscus, adding that only 40 days ago, the attacker was on two crutches and could not put his right foot on the ground.

The signature of the Club of Bruges, meanwhile, comes back slowly in jogging and continues to work in the pool and on the bike to help its recovery.

As noted, Cristiano hinted at a possible week starting June 29 for Wesley in 12 weeks.

Elsewhere, teammate Tom Heaton – who suffered the exact same injury – provided an update on his recovery this week.

“To be honest, it has made very good progress,” he said.

“I had a video call with the surgeon, which was interesting, last week. He was really pleased with the progress.

“I’m back by walking, no problem, almost at the jogging stage.

“I was just reinforcing that, I could probably do it, but with the extra time, we just make sure things are going well before we get there.

“I strengthen him in the gymnasium. It’s been three months now, but we’re going in the right direction at a decent pace. ”

As for the injured Villa duo, the pair would not be eligible to return to action in the Premier League once again in shape.

The reason is that head coach Dean Smith removed Heaton and Wesley from his 25-player team updated in February.

The couple’s ACL injuries ended the season at the time, with Smith hiring Pepe Reina and Borja Baston to replace him in January.


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