Villa Park Pitch Has Ouch Factor.
The latest injury to strike is to our defender Aaron Hughes who has aggravated his hernia injury.
The problem has again been put down to the hardness of the pitch at Villa Park.
Our injury crisis, it seems, is mainly down to the state of our usually excellent pitch and plans are already in place to dig the current one up and replace it in the summer at a cost of around £700 000
Villa have had an amazing run of injuries to key players this season including Hughes, Lee Hendrie, Gavin McCann, Kevin Phillips, Milan Baros, Laursen, Mark Delaney, Gary Cahill, Jlloyd Samuel, De La Crus and Wilfred Bouma, who have all missed games through injury - though not all directly due to the pitch problems obviously!
O'Leary, quoted in the Mirror Online said about Hughes:
'Aaron was very uncomfortable after our game against Wigan at the weekend and has suffered a reaction to his hernia problem.'
Delaney is due to step in for his first game of the season.