Reggae Boy Leon Bailey Suffers Recent Damage Blow


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Aston Villa’s Leon Bailey, left, reveals a shirt paying tribute to Steffie Gregg as he celebrates scoring throughout the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Everton at Villa Park, Birmingham, England, Saturday Sept. 18, 2021. (Tim Goode/PA through AP)

Luckless Reggae Boy winger Leon Bailey has suffered a recent harm blow that can preserve him out of motion till after Christmas, his English Premier League membership Aston Villa has confirmed.

Bailey, 24, pulled up holding his thigh after sprinting within the first half an hour of final Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat towards Manchester Metropolis. He was changed in that recreation by Ashley Younger and was seen heading down the tunnel visibly upset.

Forward of Villa’s match towards Leicester on Sunday, which Villa gained 2-1, supervisor Steven Gerrard stated: “Sadly, he’s [Leon Bailey] had a scan and that has confirmed there’s a muscle harm.

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“It’s going to be fairly an extended one, so he’ll be lacking for quite a lot of weeks and also you gained’t see him earlier than Christmas.”

Bailey, who accomplished a £30 million (US$39.7 million) transfer from German membership Bayer Leverkusen in the summertime, limped off in September after an excellent 21-minute cameo by which he scored with a thunderous shot that wrapped up Villa’s 3-0 win over Everton at Villa Park.

He returned from that quad harm in October and was handed his first begin of the season in a 4-1 defeat towards West Ham United by which he confronted his Jamaica colleague Mikhail Antonio, however neither Reggae Boy scored.

Bailey’s mixture of tempo, trickery and eye for aim has given Gerrard’s facet a potent attacking drive from out broad and removes a lot of the goal-scoring burden from the likes of Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings.

The Jamaican’s injury-marred begin to life at Villa Park has seen him play simply 423 minutes of soccer within the Premier League, however the FootballFanCast web site stated the participant had already made a big impact in his quick time on the membership.

“As one of many membership’s marquee summer time signings, it’s been desperately disappointing to see Bailey spend a lot day without work the sector relatively than on it, and this newest niggling drawback is bound to have Gerrard completely gutted at not having the ability to rely on him for the foreseeable future,” the web site added.

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