Former Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton has admitted that he feels “really bad” for Jed Steer after the goalkeeper picked up an injury against Wolves.
The ex-Scotland international was a teammate of Steer’s last season at Villa Park, and saw him come back from a nasty Achilles injury earlier in his career.
The 27-year-old has been second-choice stopper behind Tom Heaton so far this term, but with the former Burnley man struggling with injury, Steer was handed the opportunity to start at Molineux.
However, his appearance lasted just eight minutes before he was forced to hobble off injured and be replaced by Orjan Nyland (Transfermarkt).
Hutton has admitted that he is gutted to see the goalkeeper pick up another injury and therefore lose his opportunity to stake a claim for the number one jersey.
Speaking to Football Insider, the ex-Spurs man said: “I feel really bad for him because I know him as a guy, he’s such a nice guy, such a nice boy. He’s obviously went through the Achilles injury before and honestly, you’ve never seen somebody work so hard in your life.
“He’s worked so hard to come back, gone on loan at certain times, done everything possible to get in at Villa and become number one.
“They went down a different route and brought someone in but he was given the opportunity the other day and I think it’s his other leg. It’s not as bad as first thought but still bad. For it to happen on his first opportunity, it’s just devastating.”
It is certainly a huge shame for Steer, who will now be out of action for around two months according to Sky Sports.
He was a key part of the team as they won promotion from the Championship last season, making 19 league appearances including the play-offs (Transfermarkt).
Hopefully, he can recover as quickly as possible and force himself back into contention before the season comes to an end.
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