Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard has given an update on the well-being of Lucas Digne, against the backdrop of his team’s meeting with Tottenham Hotspur.
For those who aren’t aware, left back Digne was forced to leave late in the event at Villa Park this evening.
At the back of a meeting with Tottenham defender Christian Romero, the Villans star went to the ground clutching his shoulder, in palpable pain.
In turn, Denny had little choice but to prematurely leave the Midlands proceedings, to be replaced by veteran Ashley Young in the final 10 minutes of the game.
And now, as we noted above, an update has been given on the fitness of the former Barcelona player.
However, the news has proven to be quite alarming in nature. Speaking at his post-match press conference this evening, Steven Gerrard revealed that Digne appears to have picked up a “clavicle problem”, which means that if the club’s worst fears come true, the Frenchman may not return to the field until next season:
Gerrard on Lucas Denny. “He’s in a sling. It looks like a collarbone issue. If that’s what we’re afraid of, the season might be over for him. Doctors are worried.”https://t.co/XbgN1nHfVU#AVFC pic.twitter.com/1cRAfMrmQL
– Ben Dennery (@BenDinnery) April 9, 2022
The son is running a riot
Of course, speaking of the potential extent of Digne’s strike, it simply complements what proved to be an utterly miserable evening’s work for Aston Villa on Saturday.
It comes with Claret and Blue put to the sword for the fourth consecutive week of play, and in quite a comprehensive style.
Son Heung-min’s hat-trick, added to another superb shot by Dejan Kulusevsky, eventually capped Antonio Conte-led Spurs on the right-hand side of the 4-0 scoreline at Villa Park, dropping the hosts to 12th place. In the league table Excellent.
HAT-TRICK FOR SON!! 🔥🔥🔥
There is nothing stopping him today! Three great goals pic.twitter.com/340r6RHfkG
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