Jack Grealish: Aston Villa captain out for “a few weeks” after injury setback, says Dean Smith | Football News

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Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish will be out for “a few more weeks” after suffering a setback in his recovery, head coach Dean Smith said.

The news is a blow to Villa, who was already without Grealish for their last seven Premier League games as he intends to recover from a shin problem.

Smith’s side have won just two of those seven matches and will again be without charm for Saturday’s Anfield game against champions Liverpool.

Saturday April 10 2:30 p.m.

Kick-off at 3:00 p.m.

Smith said: “Jack and I were pretty optimistic to get him back a little sooner than he probably should and he had a setback that will probably set him back for a few weeks.

“He was really good in training, but he couldn’t tolerate the loading. It’s a loading injury and we have to unload it over the next few weeks and bring it back from there.

“We know it’s not a long term injury and he will be back. All of us, Jack included, probably pushed him back a little too quickly. We wanted him to come back and he had a little setback. “

Grealish has been a key player for Villa this season, scoring six goals and creating 12 more to help his childhood club climb into the first half of the Premier League table.

The 25-year-old’s performances saw him enter the England squad, and he has made five appearances for his country since making his debut against Denmark in September.

However, Grealish’s injury kept him out of England’s final squad for last month’s World Cup qualifiers, and Gareth Southgate will keep an eye on the midfielder’s fitness ahead of the Championships. Europe this summer.

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