Former Bournemouth skipper Tommy Elphick didn’t have the best of times at Aston Villa following his arrival. A mix of our form, some individual mistakes and ultimately injury did for him with everything that was going on in the background – but his general attitude certainly saw fans wish him well when he departed.
Now playing for Huddersfield Town following the expiry of his contract with us, he’s made 14 appearances for them so far this season but the 31-year-old is set for another lengthy spell on the sidelines following a serious injury sustained in their game against Preston North End.
Having undergone scans and assessments, the club confirmed he was now set for knee surgery on Monday having sustained ligament damage, and it’s fair to say Elphick is less than impressed, as ultimately surgery will define how long he spends on the sidelines.
Gutted is an understatement, especially as I had no control over the situation and it was something so reckless Hopefully Monday goes well. Looking forward to another challenge getting back as quick and strong as possible whilst still contributing to the group in the meantime UTT https://t.co/MMZixHxgb8
— Tommy Elphick (@TommyElph4) November 13, 2019
Obviously he received positive messages from fans of his current club, but plenty of Villa fans were quick to acknowledge his disappointment.
Get well soon mate. Wishing you all the best ❤️
— Tyrone Mings (@OfficialTM_3) November 13, 2019
Hope you have a speedy recovery Tommy, all the best ????????
— Dan Bardell (@danbardell) November 13, 2019
Best of lucky on the surgery and recovery, a lot of us Villa fans wishing you well.
— Mark Ashmore (@mg_ashmore) November 13, 2019
Villa fan wishing you speedy recover Tommy ????
— Foxy (@FoxyN77) November 13, 2019
Hopefully you'll make a speedy recovery. All the best, Tommy. UTV
— Best_Mate (@Best_Mate_1874) November 13, 2019
All the best for a full and speedy recovery Tommy ????????
— Mark Smith ???? (@smithy1874) November 13, 2019
Speedy recovery super tom
— John VTID (@ClassOf82_AVFC) November 13, 2019
Speedy recovery @TommyElph4 gutted for you know how much playing means to you ⚽????????
— Ruth Young (@Youngavfc01) November 14, 2019
Good luck mate. So much bad luck with injury it’s unfair
— Markav???? (@MarkavParry) November 13, 2019