Jack Grealish has been ruled out of Saturday’s meeting with Stoke City and supporters aren’t happy with the news. The Aston Villa midfielder was tipped by Dean Smith to make his return against West Bromwich Albion last Saturday before a late injury update ruled him out. Grealish was then expected to make the matchday squad for this Saturday’s league outing, but another late injury update has ruled him out.
The 23-year-old has been sidelined with a shin injury for more than two months, having picked up the problem against West Brom on December 7. He was substituted late in the game and hasn’t played since. At the time, few would have predicted Grealish to be injured for this long and now there’s a growing fear he won’t come back at all.
— AJS (@ajsfounded71) February 21, 2019
Getting beyond a joke now
— Chez Avfc (@AvfcUTV1) February 21, 2019
Will we ever see Grealish in a villa shirt again ???? #avfc
— Pricey (@DJ_Pricey) February 21, 2019
Anyone would think we’re trying to keep Jack out of the shop window. Understand why given his importance, but the club has been quite coy on Grealish’s injury. Like it’s nearly 3 months now yet it’s never been reported that way. Can estimates really keep pushing back? #avfc
— Reece J (@ReeceyBones) February 21, 2019
Funny really. When Grealish’s injury was announced and somebody on here said they expected him to be out for two months, I thought ‘Wow, that’s excessive.’ As it turns out, that was optimistic. What a disaster this season’s been. #AVFC
— Chris Stanley (@chrisstanley1) February 21, 2019
Jack Grealish will never play for Aston Villa again
— Andrew Stone (@andrewstone85) February 21, 2019
Grealish’s absence has seen Villa’s form fall off a cliff. The Midlands outfit have picked up just two wins in the last two months and find themselves nine points adrift of the Championship playoffs. Anything less than a win against Stoke could hamper their fledgling hopes of a top-six finish and Villa have played more games than sides ahead of them too. Grealish is desperately needed back.