Aston Villa injury report: Who’s in and who’s out for Villa ahead of Leicester City

All the latest injury news from the AVFC camp

Aston Villa will be looking to get back to winning ways on Sunday following their 2-1 defeat to Manchester City midweek - the first loss under new manager Steven Gerrard.

Aside from the result itself, there were two other big negatives for Villa as Leon Bailey & Matt Targett were both forced off through injury.

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Both now head to the injury report ahead of the Leicester City match this weekend.

Danny Ings of Aston Villa runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Brighton & Hove Albion at Villa Park

Here’s the current state of play ahead of the next match.

Leon Bailey

Injury: Quad muscle

What we know: Bailey pulled up 30 minutes in in the defeat to Manchester City when chasing back to help the team defend. It’s a quad muscle injury that Gerrard says will keep him out ‘for the foreseeable.’

Potential return date:January/February 2022

Matt Targett

Injury: Knock

What we know: The left-back was forced off midway through the second-half in the defeat to City. He took a big knock in an aerial 50/50 and looked highly shaken up. Isn’t too serious but is enough to keep him out of the Leicester game.

Potential return date: Liverpool (A) December 11

Danny Ings

Injury: Set-back on previous soft tissue problem

What we know: Gerrard revealed that Ings had suffered a set-back to his previous soft tissue injury that will force him out of the Manchester City game at the very least. He stated that it wasn’t a ‘big set-back’ but didn’t give a time-frame for a possible return.

Potential return date: Leicester City (H) on December 5 or Liverpool (A) December 11

Bertrand Traore

Injury: Thigh

What we know: The winger picked up an injury whilst on international duty with Burkina Faso in October and continues to fight his way back to fitness. He’s progressing well but won’t be ready to return to full-team training until close to Christmas.

Potential return date: January 2022

Trezeguet

Injury: Knee

What we know: Trezeguet continues to recover from his long-term knee injury but has been taking part in full training for a couple of weeks now. Gerrard said that the plan was to get him playing in under-23 action ASAP.

Potential return date: January 2022

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