Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish 'ruled out until May' in fresh blow

Jack Grealish ‘dealt fresh blow with Aston Villa captain ruled out until May’ due to shin problem… but the England man is ‘confident’ he will be fit enough for Euro 2020 campaign

  • Aston Villa are set to be without captain Jack Grealish for the rest of the month 
  • Star man Grealish missed their last seven games after suffering a shin problem 
  • But The Sun have claimed that Grealish is still confident of playing at Euro 2020 
  • Sportsmail understands Gareth Southgate is ready to offer Grealish a key role 

Jack Grealish is reportedly set to miss out on the rest of April for Aston Villa due to injury – but remains confident he will be fit enough for Euro 2020 this summer.

The 25-year-old has missed Villa’s last seven games, and all three of England’s World Cup qualifiers, after sustaining a shin problem.

And The Sun have claimed Grealish will continue to sit out until next month after struggling with his recovery, although his Three Lions aspirations remain strong.

Aston Villa talisman Jack Grealish has reportedly been ruled out until May due to his shin injury

According to the same source, Villa’s star man was expected to return to action against Fulham last weekend.

It is believed, however, that recent discomfort with his shin has forced doctors to advise him to take another three weeks off.

Sportsmail has previously revealed that Grealish is still being lined up for a key role under Gareth Southgate at the rescheduled European Championship.

The Sun claim that Grealish is still hopeful of featuring for England at Euro 2020 this summer

The expectation that the Villa academy graduate is due to make his comeback this season, despite the rumours of the setback, will boost both club and country.

Villa are planning to use an upcoming 11-day break, between clashes against Liverpool and Manchester City, to help Grealish get back up to speed, The Sun say.

The trip to Everton on May 1 has been chosen as the most likely date for Grealish to next feature. 

Grealish was expected to return against Fulham but has experienced discomfort with his shin

There is purportedly a feeling at the club that Grealish’s shin injury has been tougher to predict than other, more common, muscle problems. 

Mid-table Villa will also take on Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea towards the end of the campaign – with Grealish braced to impress again before the Euros.

Boss Southgate is said to be aware, and content, with the situation unfolding for the Birmingham-born talisman, and will trust him against top opposition.

Gareth Southgate is understood to be set to award Grealish with a major role at the showpiece

As reported by Sportsmail, the internationals last November are believed to have been Grealish’s main audition for a burgeoning role in Southgate’s senior group.

Despite having earned just five caps so far, Grealish dazzled against the Republic of Ireland, Belgium and Iceland to press home his claim.

There is expected to be no danger of Grealish, who has scored six Premier League goals this campaign, missing out on the squad for the tournament this summer.

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