Steven Gerrard has confirmed that Aston Villa winger Leon Bailey will be ‘missing for a number of weeks’ with a muscle problem.
As to be expected, a number of Villa fans have been reacting to the injury update ahead of the trip to Leicester City on Sunday.
Bailey’s Villa career is yet to really get going due to a number of issues, with the Jamaica international starting just four games this season. The £28.8m summer signing had to be withdrawn in the first half of the 2-1 defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday with a quad problem.
Where will Villa finish this season?
Gerrard revealed that the results of the 24-year-old’s scan were not positive, with Bailey set to be sidelined until after Christmas.
Matt Targett and Danny Ings may also miss out against the Foxes, although the Villa manager is prepared to give the pair every chance to prove their fitness in the meantime.
Villa fans react
Villa shared Gerrard’s comments regarding Bailey via their official Twitter channel on Friday. Here is what these fans had to say in reply, with many not exactly thrilled as the Jamaican is dealt yet another injury setback.
“Sell him at this rate”
“We’ve cursed this man”
“This is new, an actual time frame for an injury.”
“Send him back, the bloke’s made of glass”
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