Steve Bruce delivers Aston Villa injury update on first-team duo
By Danny Wright
Steve Bruce has confirmed that he is unsure how serious the injuries to Aston Villa duo Nathan Baker and Henri Lansbury are.
Baker was forced off the pitch in the 25th minute with, what Bruce has confirmed to be, a knee injury.
Lansbury failed to start the game after injuring himself in the pre-game warm-up and had to be replaced by Gary Gardner in the starting 11.
The Villa boss has confirmed that the January signing suffered an Anchilles injury.
This could potentially prove to be a massive blow to the Birmingham-based club as two key players have now been added to their ever-growing injury list.
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Scott Hogan, Jack Grealish, Birkir Bjarnason, Andre Green, Ritchie De Laet and Gabriel Agbonlahor are among some of the key names that are currently sidelined while Leandro Bacuna is currently serving a six-game suspension.
“Baker has a knee injury. Lanbsury has an achilles problem. We will check out how they are,” said Bruce in a post-match press conference which was reported by the official Aston Villa Twitter page.
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Villa managed to beat promotion-hopefuls Sheffield Wedsneday after a surprising 2-0 victory.
Jonathan Kodjia scored in each half of the game, however Villa’s day was made easier when Vincent Sasso was shown a straight red card in the 48th minute.
The three points saw the Villains move up to 12th place in the Championship, while the Owls could drop out of the play-off places if Fulham were to take advanatage of their game in hand against the Yorkshire club.
In other Aston Villa news, three things learned about the club in their win over Wednesday.