By Abigail Withey
Aston Villa fans have expressed their shock on Twitter after learning that winger Andre Green had undergone an operation after he picked up an injury during Saturday’s goalless draw against Brentford.
The 19-year-old was forced of the pitch during the second half at Villa Park after clutching at his hamstring.
The teenager revealed the extent of his injury on Tuesday when he tweeted a picture of himself after his operation and appeared eager to begin his recovery.
Many Villa fans took to social media to express their surprise that he had gone under the knife with supporters already wishing for his quick return.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Get well take your time and we will see you again in both a Villa and England shirt . Stronger faster better #avfc
— Big Kev (@bigkevilla82) September 13, 2017
Not good now, but you'll soon be up and running again. Can't wait to see you run in on goal and hammer one in the net! #UTV
— Life flows on. (@Avianobs) September 12, 2017
Just heard get well soon Andre 😞😢 come back stronger ❤️
— Janeyo (@janeyo_jane) September 12, 2017
This sucks man! Speedy recovery, come back stronger #UTV
— Quoc Nguyen (@QN1981) September 12, 2017
You poor thing. Concentrate on a speedy recovery. We need you 👍⚽️
— Becky Boo 🙋 (@rhbeckyboo) September 12, 2017
— John McNaught (@fus7913) September 12, 2017
Green has proved his worth to Steve Bruce throughout the opening games of the season and managed to secure his first goal for the senior squad during the club’s only Championship win which was against Norwich City back in August.
The winger’s absence was noted during yet another goalless draw against Middlesbrough on Tuesday night, which also saw Henri Lansbury given a straight red card during the second half of the game.
Green looks likely to be out for a number of months and will be sorely missed as the club look ahead to their showdown against Burnley on Saturday.
In other Aston Villa news, Lee Hendrie has slammed the club’s recruitment.