It is keep your fingers crossed times fellow Villans.
Danish international Martin Laursen, plagued by injuries in the last few seasons, limped out of the game against Chelsea last night with suspected medial ligament damage.
Martin O'Neill spoke about the luckless defender who had put in a man-of-the-match display against Blackburn Rovers at the weekend:
'He's left the place on crutches and it looks like it might be ligament damage. We'll have to keep our fingers crossed.'
Inspirational skipper Gareth Barry also limped off but hopefully his injury isn't as bad as first feared, reports last night were suggesting a hip problem but it seems he took a knock: O'Neill added: 'He took a knee to the back and it's very sore. We'll have to wait and see how long it will be a problem for.'
Good wishes to both players, especially Laursen who really does deserve to cut a break after coming back from his career threatening knee injuries.
Manager Tim Sherwood has spoken of his disappointment - and shouldered the blame - for today's one nil loss to Stoke City.
All the stats from Aston Villa (0) vs (1) Stoke, Villa Park, 3/10/15 Att: 33,189
Statistics, damn lies and Aston Villa..
Bit of a mix and match today from manager Tim Sherwood's pre Stoke press conference.
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