Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has confirmed that Mile Jedinak is ruled out through injury for the Leeds United game and could be out for months.

In his press conference ahead of the game on Friday, the Villans boss spoke of the midfielder’s latest injury set-back and shared what the current time frame for his return is.

“Mile is seeing a specialist, but the advice is to rest,” revealed Bruce, adding, “he has to see if it starts to heal itself, if it doesn’t the operation will take probably ten weeks.”

Jedinak sustained a shoulder injury in Aston Villa’s last game against Ipswich Town and was required to be substituted on the 26 minute mark.

Bruce instantly provided an update on the player after the 2-0 victory against Ipswich Town, and revealed that potentially losing the star to injury was a disappointment.

The 56-year-old manager was hopeful that Jedinak resting his shoulder in a sling, would enable him to return to action “in January.”

The Australian international has only featured six times for Aston Villa this season, with a groin injury keeping him from featuring more.

The 33-year-old isn’t the Villans’ only injury concern as he joins a long list of stars who are sidelined, which includes captain John Terry and Jonathan Kodija.

Aston Villa go into Friday night’s clash with Leeds United at Elland Road sat fourth in the Championship, four positions higher than their opponents.

The Villans failed to beat the Whites in either of their league meetings last season, losing 2-0 at Elland Road and drawing 1-1 at Villa Park.

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