Sunday’s clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers was simply a day that got worse for Aston Villa, and it certainly did for goalkeeper Jed Steer.
Having found himself in the starting lineup for his first Premier League clash with head coach Dean Smith losing England stopper Tom Heaton to injury, the 27-year-old lasted only eight minutes before he found himself substituted having picked up a knock.
Following scans over the weekend, on Monday it was confirmed that he had suffered a pretty serious calf problem, and he was now likely to be out on the sidelines for around the next two months.
Originally it was feared he may have ruptured his Achilles, so this is in many ways good news as he could’ve been out for far longer.
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A massive blow for Steer who has had to be patient for his chance after last season’s heroics, as he played a massive part in helping us to promotion from the Championship via the Play-Off route.