Aston Villa midfielder Jordan Lyden has suffered a disappointing injury just days after returning to Villa Park following a loan spell with Oldham Athletic.
After helping Oldham to a memorable FA Cup victory over Premier League Fulham last weekend, the Latics confirmed that Villa had recalled Lyden earlier in the week, after an impressive 14-game stint.
Now, Alan Nixon, usually a reliable source on social media, has confirmed that Lyden has picked up an injury in training that is likely to result in a long time on the sidelines.
VILLA. Absolute shame for Jordan Lyden. Injured in training. Long spell out. Just back from OLDHAM. How’s your luck …
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) January 10, 2019
Dean Smith had recalled the 22-year-old, presumably with the possibility of giving him the opportunity to build on the eight senior appearances he’s made in claret and blue since progressing through the Villa academy.
The last of those appearances came last season under Steve Bruce, with Lyden featuring in against Wigan Athletic and Middlesbrough in the League Cup.
In the absence of Lyden, Villa will head to Wigan tomorrow afternoon to take on Paul Cook’s side.
Villa are looking to bounce back after a disappointing FA Cup exit to Swansea City last weekend.
First of all, you’ve got to say that this is a huge setback for Lyden, who has done so well during the first-half of the season with Oldham.
It wasn’t clear whether he was going to play a part under Smith, but it seemed a chance wasn’t out of the question.
This setback is disappointing for all parties and you have to feel for the 22-year-old.
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