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PremierLeague-News.Com - Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish is absent from Dean Smith's squad for today's Premier League clash with Leicester City
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Jack Grealish has been omitted from Aston Villa's squad for today's Premier League game against Leicester City. The Villa captain misses a Premier League game for the first time this season due to a leg injury sustained in the build-up. Grealish being sidelined comes as a major blow to Dean Smith, who is already set to be without right-back Matty Cash for the next three to four weeks. The 25-year-old England international has been in inspired form this season to help Villa climb the league table. Read More Related Articles Aston Villa vs Leicester City LIVE: Team news as Grealish out, text commentary, goal alerts, reaction Read More Related Articles Aston Villa stars receive demand after Jack Grealish injury blow He has contributed to 16 of Villa’s goals in the Premier League this term - a record very few of his top flight rivals can match up to. Grealish’s form has put him in the running for the Footballer of the Year award with the likes of Gary Lineker recently putting his weight behind him. Explaining the injury, Smith told Sky Sports: "He's had some discomfort in training this week and we decided that it wasn't right (for him) to play so we pulled him out of there. "We don't believe it's a long-term injury but we're just going to assess it as it goes. It's his leg but it's no recurrence of any previous injuries." The latest Jack Grealish news straight to your inbox for free Why should you sign up? Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish is on course to become a club legend, if he has not cemented his status already. Sign up for our daily Villa bulletin and you can get the latest updates on any updates on the England midfielder, be they transfer related, or just about his latest exploits on the pitch. How do you sign up? It's easy and only takes seconds.
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Smith wasn't able to offer up a definitive return date for Grealish, though he says he hopes to have him back in contention for the game with Leeds United next week. "I've no idea. We're assessing him. I'm hopeful for Leeds but I'm always the eternal optimist," Smith added. Grealish is replaced in Villa's starting XI by Anwar El Ghazi, while Ahmed Elmohamady deputised for Cash at right-back in the only two changes from the draw with Brighton.
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