Leon Bailey to be sent for MRI scan on injury he picked up in 2-1 defeat to Manchester City

Leon Bailey was forced off through injury midway through the first half

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard has revealed that midfielder Leon Bailey will be sent for an MRI scan to determine the extent of his latest injury.

The Jamaican looked to pull up when chasing down the ball midway through the first-half in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester City and looks to be set for yet another spell on the sidelines.

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Any time a player suffers an injury off the ball, alarm bells start ringing for all those in the stadium and worries were heightened as the winger looked to be holding back the tears as he made his way off the pitch.

Leon Bailey of Aston Villa during the warm up prior to the Premier League match between Aston Villa and West Ham United at Villa Park

“He’s got a problem that we will analyse,” Gerrard said.

“He will need an MRI scan.

“Really disappointed to see him go off because he’s started to look really sharp.

“But listen, I’m going to expect a few little niggles here, there and everywhere because the training intensity has gone up and we need to do that.

“We need to work hard so we’re going to have to analyse it and see how he is.”

The manager went on to add that until the scan is complete, any time-frame will be impossible to guess at so it’s just a case of wait and see.

“It’s a muscle problem.

“We’ll have to wait and see in terms of length and time and how long he will be missing.

“But obviously he’s going to be out at the weekend.”

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