An Aston Villa source has dropped a fresh injury blow on Trezeguet before they play Everton away from home in the Premier League on Saturday night.
As per Football Insider, the Midlands club are set to be without the Egypt international for a year after he had to undergo surgery following the knee ligament damage that he suffered in the 2-1 away loss at Liverpool.
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An AVFC source has since told the news outlet that he has torn his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and is likely to be out of action for up to 12 months.
That is the usual timeframe for the most serious of knee ligament injuries, which have regularly ruled out players for around a year before.
Aston Villa will miss Trezeguet
Even though he has never really been a regular starter for Villa, Trezeguet will certainly be missed by Dean Smith’s team.
With Jack Grealish currently out injured as well, Smith’s squad is looking rather thin up top, and at least Trezeguet was a decent option to have even coming off of the bench.
Danny Drinkwater, who is a former teammate of his at Villa, recently described the 26-year-old as a ‘talented’ player after he grabbed a vital brace in their home game against Fulham in the top flight earlier this month.
Nonetheless, Trezeguet potentially being out for a year is a big blow for AVFC.
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