Albrighton blow for Villa

Albrighton blow for Villa

Aston Villa have suffered a third major injury setback with winger Marc Albrighton facing several weeks out of action with a broken metatarsal.

Albrighton suffered the setback during the first week of pre-season training last months. Now sources close to Villa are predicting he will be sidelined for at least six weeks.

The 22-year-old is still having to wear a protective boot and is not expected to return until late September or early October.

Albrighton’s blow follows on from striker Gabriel Agbonlahor and defender Richard Dunne being ruled out for lengthy periods.

Agbonlahor is out for four to five weeks and Dunne for six to eight weeks with knee and groin problems respectively.

Albrighton had spoken earlier in the summer of trying to impress new Villa manager Paul Lambert after he struggled last season to reproduce the form of the previous campaign.

But now the Villa academy product faces a lengthy lay-off with the new Barclays Premier League season only eight days away.

More in this Section

FAI to seek government help to deal with cost of Covid-19FAI to seek government help to deal with cost of Covid-19

Tyson Fury will ‘never tire of beating Deontay Wilder’Tyson Fury will ‘never tire of beating Deontay Wilder’

Jamie Murray thinks Wimbledon will be cancelled-Rescheduling will be difficult Jamie Murray thinks Wimbledon will be cancelled-Rescheduling will be difficult

Football rumours from the mediaFootball rumours from the media


Lifestyle

This week we had a lockdown birthday party, too much TV and a reminder from Joe Wicks that I’m 53Learner Dad: What I learned from week two on lockdown

It’s amazing what you become thankful for when you go down with suspected coronavirus and enter self-isolation, says Ella Walker.10 things self-isolation makes you really appreciate

Suddenly those Facebook groups are a godsend…Social media can be a true support in isolation – here’s how

If isolation means your locks are already out of control, it might be time to take matters into your own hands, says Prudence Wade.Everything you need to know about cutting your hair at home

More From The Irish Examiner