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31 July 2017

Aston Villa star Jack Grealish out for three months after freak knee to stomach leaves him with bleed in kidney

JACK GREALISH will be out for up to three months after suffering a bleed in his kidney.

The Aston Villa midfielder suffered the freak injury after catching a stray knee in the 0-0 pre-season draw with Watford.

Jack Grealish suffered the freak injury against WatfordJack Grealish suffered the freak injury against Watford
Jack Grealish suffered the freak injury against Watford
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Grealish's absence will be a huge blow to Villa chief Steve Bruce
Grealish’s absence will be a huge blow to Villa chief Steve Bruce
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And dad Kevin took to social media to reveal to full extent of his son’s injury.

He said: “Absolutely devastated.. got a nasty elbow to the stomach in yesterday’s game which caused a bleed in my kidney.

“Had a mini op early this morning and will now be out for at least 2-3 months.

“Gutted as season was about to start next week but will be doing everything to come back fitter and stronger. Upthevilla.”

Grealish, 21, had made a bright star against the Hornets before the unfortunate blow.

Speaking after the game, boss Steve Bruce appeared concerned over the playmaker’s fitness.

Grealish started brightly against Watford and will be gutted to sit out for three months
Grealish started brightly against Watford and will be gutted to sit out for three months
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Villa were concerned about Grealish immediately after the blow
Villa were concerned about Grealish immediately after the blow
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He said: “He has gone to hospital. He is not OK at the minute.

“It has knocked him sick, whatever he has got. We are hoping internally he is OK.

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Steve Bruce may enter the transfer market to replace Grealish
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“We will not find out for the next 24 hours but he is away at hospital as we speak.

“He got a knee in the ribs, underneath the ribs, in between there and the hip. He took a thump.”


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