Aston Villa still don’t know when Jack Grealish will be back despite ‘positive scan’ for shin injury as Dean Smith insists club ‘won’t rush’ captain with euros on the horizon
- Jack Grealish has not played for Aston Villa since February 13 due to an injury
- Club missed him and took only nine points from the last 10 games
- Midfielder is gradually taking on more work, but will not be back this weekend
- Villa faces Everton on Saturday trying to revive their season
Jack Grealish hopes to resume training next week, but Aston Villa is far from knowing when their captain will be back in action.
The 25-year-old has not played since Villa’s 0-0 draw in Brighton on 13 February due to the issue, and also suffered a setback ahead of the 3-1 win over Fulham on 4 April when he would return. .
English manager Gareth Southgate plans to select Grealish, who is only working after an injury scan, to his roster for the Euro 2020 squad and will keep a close eye on developments.
Jack Grealish will not play for Aston Villa this weekend as he is recovering
Gareth Southgate (left) sweats on the Euro midfielder’s fitness
Villa boss Dean Smith said: ‘The scan is back and the result is positive.
‘We’re charging it gradually and we’re clearly a bit hesitant after the last time. It charges gradually and will not be available this weekend.
‘We can’t rush him. I think because of the last time (which made it worse for Fulham) he broke down a little bit so we’re a bit hesitant so we’ll probably want to take a different approach than last time. I expect he will train with us next week. ‘
Dean Smith says the club will be careful not to overload their captain too quickly
Villa faces Everton on Saturday trying to revive their season as they struggled during Grealish’s absence.
Without the playmaker, Smith’s men have only scored nine points from 10 games and won only two of those games.
Grealish was one of the best players in the Premier League before his injury, scoring six goals and registering 10 assists.