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Aston Villa: Fans react to Jota’s hernia operation

Aston Villa: Fans react to Jota’s hernia operation

Aston Villa midfielder Jota has had surgery on two hernias in his groin, report Birmingham Live.

The Spaniard, who made a controversial switch to Villa Park from fierce rivals Birmingham City during the summer, had reportedly been playing with the herniae for over a year.

Since joining the Villans, Jota has scored once in seven appearances – during the club’s EFL Cup victory over Brighton in late-September. He has been an unused substitute during Villa’s previous three league matches against Arsenal, Burnley and Norwich (via Transfermarkt).

This weekend, the 28-year-old was pictured laying in a hospital bed for what fans thought was routine rehabilitation work while his teammates were away on international duty.

However, his wife has since confirmed that her husband was actually undergoing surgery on his groin. Posting this caption (in Spanish) on her Instagram account, she wrote:

“This man, my man, stubborn and strong, has been training every day for more than a year and giving everything in every game with tremendous pain in the groin that did not let him just sleep.”

“You can imagine the pain and courage he had to have to continue, when I tell you it was two hernias.

“Well, even so, he has been playing for more than a year without anyone noticing anything, playing as he knows, shining on the field and leaving us with our mouths open.” (via Birmingham Live).

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Este hombre , mi hombre , tozudo y fuerte , lleva más de un año entrenando cada día y dándolo todo en cada partido con un dolor tremendo en el pubis qué no le dejaba apenas dormir , podéis imaginaros el dolor y el coraje que tuvo que tener para continuar cuando os diga que se trataba de dos hernias . Pues bien, aún así, ha estado jugando durante más de un año sin que nadie notase nada , jugando como el sabe, brillando en el campo y dejándonos con la boca abierta . Aunque ahora me entra un escalofrío por dentro cada vez que pienso en cada uno de esos momentos…. Un año de cuidados extremos , mucho descanso ,tratando y fortaleciendo la zona. A mi amor le digo que ,al fin encontraste el momento adecuado y tomaste la decisión de operarte , te esperan unas semanas de recuperación que valdrán la pena. Este descanso solo sirve para reforzarte más aún por que si durante ese año pudimos verte de ese modo no me quiero imaginar todo lo que harás sin ese dolor perpetuo que entrenaba y jugaba junto a ti. Eres increíble y me muero de ganas de verte al 100% por que en ese momento veremos a JOTA PELETEIRO brillar a lo grande ! El escenario lo tienes , solo falta que vuelvas a pisarlo . Estoy segura de que ninguno de vosotros querrá perderse ese momento ! Por que a vosotros os digo que vais a alucinar con mi hombre ! 💪🏻

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Here’s how Villa reacted to the news that Jota was playing with the injury for over a year:

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