By Dr Rajpal Brar

5th Sep, 2023 | 11:10am

Aston Villa midfielder Jacob Ramsey may require protective boot or cast - Injury Expert

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Aston Villa attacking midfielder Jacob Ramsey is expected to require wearing a protective boot or cast at some stage of his recovery, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.

The injury expert highlights the Englishman’s metatarsal fracture that’s kept him out of action and it could be a few more weeks before he returns to action.

Once he’s out of any protective equipment, he will undergo weight-bearing exercises to regain his strength before he returns to action for Villa.

Speaking about his way back into the team, Dr Brar, a doctor in physical therapy and a sports scientist, told Villa News: “Ramsey has suffered a metatarsal fracture which has kept him out of action.

The severity of the fracture will dictate whether he’s in a cast or in a walking boot along with how long he’s in it.

Once the fracture has healed sufficiently, then he will be moved to more weight-bearing activities and eventually back to training.

Hard to give a timeline with these injuries but it’s fair to say he’ll be out for a few weeks.

The 22-year-old found his role in Unai Emery’s team last season but has not featured this time around due to his injury.

He is expected to be back right after the international break but that depends on how he recovers in the coming days.

With the Villans facing Crystal Palace next in the Premier League, it’s highly unlikely that he’ll be fit enough for that one.

Given Villa’s European commitments, Emery will need a deeper squad this season so will be hoping Ramsey returns sooner rather than later.

In other Aston Villa news, a senior first-team player is unlikely to return to normal for 12 months after what happened recently.