By Dr Rajpal Brar

31st Oct, 2023 | 6:00pm

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 striker Louie Barry, who’s on loan at Stockport County has suffered a grade four rupture in his hamstring, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.

The 20-year-old injured his hamstring last Tuesday, 24 October, in a 2-0 win over Crewe.

The BBC are reporting that he may be out for four months and that’s an assessment shared by the injury expert.

Speaking about his setback, Dr Brar, a doctor in physical therapy and a sports scientist, told Villa News:

“It’s extremely difficult to say what’s led to it because we don’t know the variables at play.

“However, based on the timeline, he is not expected to return to full training before the end of the year.

This sounds like a grade 4, full rupture, of the hamstring.

Right now, it will mainly be rest and recovery for him and he’ll then be eased back.”

The injury will certainly come as a blow for the 20-year-old who’s out on loan in order to impress the Villa staff for a new deal.

He even enjoyed a good start to the season for the League Two leaders as he bagged nine goals in 17 games so far, averaging a goal every other game.

Barry even went on a run where he scored in seven consecutive games and that surely would’ve put him on Unai Emery’s radar.

In other Aston Villa news, a first-team regular will not return to training for the next few weeks as Matt Law issues a fresh injury blow for Unai Emery.