The midfielder is set to miss out the remainder of the season
Set to return a couple of weeks back, Jack Grealish failed to get a clean bill of health. His ongoing injury problem further sparked up, a plight which left the English midfielder away from the pitch after the international break as well.
Grealish’s Injury Flares Up
Dean Smith, Grealish’s manager has now gone onto speak about the player’s injury and his latest setback. Smith asserted that while Grealish returning on the pitch in the Premier League this season looked dicey, the player would be fit in time to make England’s squad for the upcoming Euro 2020.
“Myself and Jack were quite optimistic to get him back a bit sooner than he probably should and he’s had a setback that will probably put him back a couple of weeks,” disclosed Smith on Friday.
“He was really good in training, but he couldn’t tolerate the loading. It’s a loading injury and we have to de-load him over the next few weeks and get him back from there.
“We know it’s not a long-term injury and he will be back.
“We all, Jack included, probably pushed him back a little bit too quickly. He wanted to get back, we wanted him to get back and he had a little setback.
Smith added of his England’s Euro 2020 hopes: “He’s proved himself already but the one thing for certain is he will be back before the end of the season, and then Gareth has to make a decision whether he thinks he’s right for that.
“He has played 20-odd games this season so everybody has a good idea of what his form is and what he’s about.”
Smith and his team will meanwhile be squaring up against Liverpool at the weekend in the Premier League. The clash is a pivotal one for Liverpool with the club looking to return back to winning ways after receiving a 3-1 clobbering from Real Madrid in the Champions League.