By Dr Rajpal Brar

30th Aug, 2023 | 5:40pm

Injury Expert reveals return to normal fitness timeline for Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings

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Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings appears to have suffered an ACL rupture in the game against Newcastle on 14 August, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.

The injury expert witnessed it in real time and saw multiple replays to arrive at the conclusion that it appeared to be a rupture.

This keeps him out for the better part, if not the entirety of the season, and he’s not likely to return to pre-injry levels until the start of next season.

Speaking about his fitness record, Dr Brar, a doctor in physical therapy and a sports scientist, told Villa News: “This is very likely an ACL rupture based on the mechanism of injury and seeing how it happened.

The medics will make sure has a graduated return to play but even with that, you can’t even ensure he won’t face setbacks.

Typically this injury comes with a 7-9 month return timeline and even longer return to pre-injury levels.

He won’t be the same until the start of next season, it seems.

The club did not go as far as to confirm an ACL rupture but referred to his setback as a significant knee injury, per Sky Sports.

They did however state that he would require surgery and a lengthy rehabilitation process which means he will not be back in 2023.

Mings could not even walk it off the pitch and a stretcher was brought in to take him off in the first half of the contest.

He received a standing ovation from both sets of fans which was indeed a touch of class.

In other Aston Villa news, a first-team ace has emerged as the “Master of the Dark Arts” for Unai Emery and has become the club’s most underrated player.