Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish believes he can be available for action in the next ten days.
Grealish has missed Villa’s last eleven games with a shin injury since the middle of February, and Dean Smith’s side has only won three of those games.
Villa has been reluctant to put a time-frame on Grealish’s return but, speaking to the Duke of Cambridge on Tuesday when he was at the club’s Bodymoor Heath training ground to open its new high-performance center, the 25-year-old playmaker said: “I’m hoping a week to 10 days.”
Villa manager Dean Smith while updating on the player’s fitness before their victory over Everton last Saturday said: “Jack’s scan came back positive so we are gradually starting to load him this week. We are a bit tentative with what happened last time.”
Villa will be up against Manchester United in their next fixture this Sunday but the clash is deemed to be too soon for Grealish who is doing all he can to be fit for the Euros.
The player should be available for selection when they host Everton on Thursday.
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His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge today officially opened the new High Performance Centre at Aston Villa's Bodymoor Heath Training Ground. pic.twitter.com/G1i3jmI1pR