It’s beginning to look like Henri Lansbury will never play football again. The 28-year-old looked to have a very bright career as a youngster when he came through at Arsenal, however, the midfielder’s injury record has cost him and ahead of Villa’s clash with Hull City this weekend, Dean Smith has confirmed in his press conference that he’s out again.
Dean Smith confirms Henri Lansbury has tweaked his hamstring in training. [av] #avfc
— villareport (@villareport) January 17, 2019
The Villains would love nothing more than to stop Hull City in his tracks after Nigel Adkins’ side have become the form side of the Championship. However, it certainly won’t be easy for the Villa Park side and they could do with having a full squad. Missing games is nothing new to Lansbury, though, as he’s had to sit out and watch all but four games that his side have played this season so far.
Those four games have all been in different competitions, and it must be hard for the 28-year-old to have featured for just eight minutes in the Championship this season, even if those minutes did come in what was the club’s sweetest win of the season, their 4-2 triumph over Birmingham City in the second city derby back in November, and now, as he recovers from a tweaked hamstring, he’ll be left to sit out and watch yet another game.
You can read the Villains’ verdict on Lansbury here:
Noodle hamstrings that lad
— CT (@Carl_T_) January 17, 2019
I think Smith should just inform us when Lansbury hasn’t tweaked his hamstring
— Simon McMurray (@BigMcVillan) January 17, 2019
He has some hamstrings does Lansbury.
— andy (@andy59967602) January 17, 2019
In some jobs he'd be medically discharged, maybe this job isn't for him
— NSP66 (@NeilPugh5) January 17, 2019
Bloke is bound to be in a wheelchair before he is 30
— Jimmy Magic (@Bevan0121) 17 January 2019
Wrap him up in cotton wool and send him off to liverpool with Daniel Sturridge
— Jimmy (@jmdubmix) January 17, 2019
Get rid as soon as
— Christopher Howdle (@Chaoli13020) January 17, 2019
The guy is stealing a living…injury prone or what !!! Time to get rid. UTFV
— Ricky B (@barleyvilla) January 17, 2019
He could get a concussion sending a text
— allanmccullagh (@mikolahuk) 17 January 2019
The Villa Park faithful are beyond feeling sympathy for their midfielder, and would much rather just cut ties with Lansbury at the moment.
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