Jack Grealish returns to Villa training after leg injury

Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish makes long-awaited return to training after alarming run of one win and two goals for his side during talisman’s six-week absence with leg injury

  • Jack Grealish is back in first team training for Aston Villa following leg injury
  • The club captain has been out of action for the last six weeks with the issue
  • It will be welcome news for Villa, who have one just once during his absence 

Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish returned to training on Monday following six weeks out with a leg injury.

The 25-year-old has been absent for his side since suffering an injury before Villa’s 2-1 defeat by Leicester City on February 21.

Their talisman returning will be welcome news to Villa, who have won just once and scored two goals in six games during that time.

Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish has made his long-awaited return to first team training

The talisman suffered a leg injury in February and has missed the club’s last six games

The club’s official account tweeted: ‘Our captain, Jack Grealish, returned to first-team training at Bodymoor Heath on Monday’ alongside a video of him back out on the grass with his team-mates once again.

The injury also kept him out of Gareth Southgate’s England squad after forcing his way into the Three Lions side in the previous three international breaks. 

His absence from the squad was to ensure he is back in time for the return of club action, and he is expected to be fit to face Fulham on Sunday.

It will be welcome news to manager Dean Smith (right), with Villa struggling without talisman

News of Grealish’s initial injury was leaked on social media in the lead-up to the Leicester clash after several team-mates and staff members transferred him out of their Fantasy Premier League teams.

The mercurial midfielder was enjoying a stunning season prior to the setback after helping Villa into the top half.

The boyhood Villa fan has 18 goal involvements in 22 games in the Premier League this season, already the best return of his career.

He is expected to make the Three Lions 23-man squad for the European Championships in the summer despite his current absence.  

Villa have won just once and two only two goals during his absence with a leg injury

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