By Dr Rajpal Brar

6th Oct, 2023 | 6:10pm

We’re delighted to welcome injury expert Dr Rajpal Brar as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the injury situation at Aston Villa...

Aston Villa midfielder Jacob Ramsey is unlikely to return to training for the next five weeks after an injury setback, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.

The injury expert claims that his initial condition was a fractured metatarsal but this one does not appear to be as serious.

The timeline for that would’ve been two or three months but there’s a good chance that he’s back within the next six weeks.

Speaking about his setback, Dr Brar, a doctor in physical therapy and a sports scientist, told Villa News: “The initial injury was a broken or fractured metatarsal but this one sounds like the fracture isn’t as severe.

That could also mean it’s not as significant as a fracture and maybe a different specific location within the metatarsal which reduces the timeline.

The Villa medical staff will be very methodical with his return and return to action, especially if this wasn’t a contact-based reinjury.

Emery and the rest of the coaches will probably see him back in training in around five weeks or so.”

Ramsey has relapsed on his course to returning to full fitness and that will come as a major blow to Unai Emery.

Last season, he played 35 Premier League games and contributed to six goals and seven assists in England’s top flight.

The 22-year-old was among the first names on the team sheet and it remains to be seen where he’ll play once he’s returned to fitness.

There are a number of new players at the club and the competition for places is something the Englishman will have to deal with in the coming weeks.

In other Aston Villa news, a senior first-team player recently risked being out for 3 months with a leg break and artery damage.