matty-cash-aston-villa-premier-league After a worrying start to the Premier League season, Aston Villa currently find themselves in fifth place and in second place in their tight Europa Conference League group.
The Villans have generally looked excellent so far this term, with some massive wins against Brighton & Hove Albion, Everton, and Chelsea firmly establishing them as a threat to the league’s traditional ‘big six’ sides.
Unai Emery has got his team singing from the same hymn sheet, and the fans have certainly been entertained by his brand of attack-minded football.
Their previous two games perfectly encapsulate this thrilling new side of Villa as they beat West Ham United and AZ Alkmaar 4-1 within the space of five days.
To keep this momentum going, the club will have to do their utmost to avoid injuries to their star players, but that is easier said than done.
With that in mind, Football FanCast is here to keep you updated with the latest injury and suspension news coming out of Villa Park. Latest Aston Villa injury news mings-aston-villa-injury-lenglet-emery-feeney-premier-league Five Villa players are out of action at the moment, with a mixture of season-ending and season-interrupting injuries among them.
Exciting youngster Jacob Ramsey and Spanish full-back Alex Moreno are set to miss at least a few weeks of action following problems with their respective recoveries, while it is unknown when Tim Iroegbunam might return to the pitch. Unfortunately, Tyrone Mings and Emi Buendia are set to miss most of the season, if not all.
Player Name Injury Date Injured Expected Return Date Jacob Ramsey Foot Injury 30th September 15th November Tyrone Mings Knee Injury 12th August May 2024 Emi Buendia Knee Injury 9th August February 2024
Tim Iroegbunam Back Injury May Unknown Alex Moreno Hamstring Injury 20th May 12th November Jacob Ramsey Aston Villa midfielder Jacob Ramsey On 6th October, The Athletic reported that Villa star Jacob Ramsey had ‘suffered a reoccurrence’ of the same metatarsal injury he sustained during the summer.
The publication said he reaggravated the injury during Villa’s 6-1 thumping of Brighton & Hove Albion two weeks ago. The player has yet to comment on the injury, but Unai Emery offered an update following those reports, saying:
“With Ramsey, we again are trying to check him in because he’s not available for tomorrow (against HSK Zrinjski). He had some pains after the match he played on Saturday and after he felt something against Chelsea, and he’s not available for tomorrow.
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Learn More “We are checking him out. We’re going to wait at the end is the analysis of the doctor about him.” According to injury expert Dr Rajbal Brar, the Englishman could be back in action in around five weeks.
He told Villa News: “The Villa medical staff will be very methodical with his return and return to action, especially if this wasn’t a contact-based reinjury.
“Emery and the rest of the coaches will probably see him back in training in around five weeks or so.
” Emery provided an update on the player’s recovery ahead of their clash with West Ham last week, saying: “Jacob Ramsey we stopped him as well.
He had a small injury again. Now we have to do the steps ahead with him being clear that he is going to be coming back 100 per cent in the level we need.” He also mentioned a potential return period:
“Hopefully not more than two or three weeks.” The former Villarreal manager gave another succinct update on Ramsey in his press conference ahead of the Luton Town match:
“Jacob Ramsey and Alex Moreno are still out.” Tyrone Mings tyrone-mings-aston-villa-unai-emery-ollie-watkins Tyrone Mings suffered a significant knee injury on the opening day of the season against Newcastle United, and Villa quickly confirmed that he would require surgery to resolve the issue.
The defender released a statement soon after the incident, saying: “I’ll now give everything off the pitch to come back even better, whilst supporting the team. “The applause, the messages & the medical support I received on the day was really appreciated.
” In the immediate aftermath of the injury, The Guardian reported that the Villa captain would miss ‘between seven and nine months of action’ following surgery, meaning that he will likely miss the entire season.
Emi Buendia emi-buendia-aston-villa-arsenal-transfer-gossip-edu-arteta-santi-cazorla Aston Villa confirmed that Argentine midfielder Emi Buendia had suffered a ‘significant
knee ligament injury’ in training a day before the season started. He required surgery shortly after and posted to Instagram a month later to share his recovery progress with the fans, saying: “1 month since the operation.
A month of many sensations, a month with pain, with a lot of effort, with hard days and others that were better, days of nostalgia for being back but being more patient than ever, days of great joy with the strength that my beautiful family,
and above all a month with a lot of learning. “With more desire to continue working to be back in the best way. Thank you very much to all the people of @avfcofficial for the support and daily love. And special thanks to my family,
always close, always supporting and always giving affection and love. And to you @greengagew, Thiago and Gio, thank you for always being my driving force, I LOVE YOU. “There is less left to return.” However, as optimistic as his statement is, Emery was much more realistic when he revealed the extent of the injury, telling the BBC: “It’s a six, seven,
or eight-month injury.” Tim Iroegbunam iroegbunam-rangers-beale-aston-villa-qpr-championship It was revealed by Iroegbunam himself back in May that he had undergone surgery upon his return from a loan move to Queens Park Rangers last season. The operation was to help with a back problem he had sustained whilst in London,
and after a long summer of recovery, he finally made an appearance for the Under-21s as they lost to Charlton Athletic. He didn’t feature for the full 90, but Emery told BirminghamLive: “Tim is coming back and training with us.” At the time of publication,
the outlet believed he could have potentially returned for the team’s game against West Ham United, but that didn’t happen, and he has yet to play a competitive match since his cameo against Charlton.
The youngster will likely remain out of contention for a little while longer as the club have said nothing about a potential return since Emery’s comments on his training. Alex Moreno Alex-Moreno-Aston-Villa Alex Moreno hasn’t played a game for the club since the 1-1 draw
away to Liverpool last season thanks to a hamstring injury, and despite making it onto the bench at points this season, he hasn’t been fit enough to play. BirminghamLive reported earlier this month that he was expected to make his return against
West Ham on 22nd October, but he failed to even make the bench following a recovery setback. Speaking ahead of that game, Emery gave an update on the player’s condition, saying: “Moreno was training with us, but the last step to be ready to play 100 per cent feeling good, he didn’t do. We stopped him.
“Now, he will need time, not a lot because now he is progressing well, to be available not only to train with us, to be available to play official matches.” He was asked about a potential return date for the player in the same conference, and replied:
“Hopefully not more than two or three weeks.” Emery gave another update on his full-back on 27th October, ahead of the game with Luton Town, saying: “Jacob Ramsey and Alex Moreno are still out.”
While that might not be the update fans were hoping for, Emery didn’t mention anything about another setback, so we can still expect to see him back in action within the three weeks mentioned last weekend.
Latest Aston Villa suspension news emery-premier-league-cash-watkins-liverpool-aston-villa In good news for Villa, they do not have any players currently suspended in the Premier League.
However, the threshold for a ban within the first 19 games of the season is five yellow cards, and there are currently two Claret and Blue players on four yellow cards, so they must still be careful. They will miss one league match if they pick up one more yellow before the 20th game.
So, who are the two players walking a tightrope? Lucas Digne digne-premier-league-emery-aston-villa-tavares-transfer-gossip Lucas Digne has been an essential pillar in Unai Emery’s backline so far this season, with the Spaniard starting the rapid full-back in nine Premier League games so far.
The Frenchman has already picked up two assists in the competition, averaged a passing accuracy of 79.6% and averaged a match rating of 6.95, per WhoScored.
With Emery’s commitment to attacking football, he can’t afford to lose Digne, and so it’ll be interesting to see how he copes with this added pressure for the next few months. Douglas Luiz douglas-luiz-aston-villa Like his French teammate,
the all-action Douglas Luiz has become an instrumental cog in the Aston Villa machine. The club might have spent millions of pounds on new players over the summer, but the Brazilian has given the boss no reason to drop him.
He has nine Premier League games so far this season, scored five goals, maintained a passing accuracy of 87.1%, won two Player of the Match awards and averaged a match rating of 7.20, per WhoScored.
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