Trezeguet is back training – Dean Smith

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Egyptian winger Mahmoud Ahmed Ibrahim Hassan (known as (Trezeguet) had to be substituted in Aston Villa’s game against West Ham on the 30th of November due to a head injury.

He sustained the injury while competing for the ball with Declan Rice who raised his boot too high and took the attacker out of the game in the 73rd minute of the game. 

Goals from Angelo Ogbonna and Jerrod Bowen were enough to give West Ham a 2-1 win and Jack Grealish scored the goal for the visitors on the day.

Although the referee gave a penalty for the foul on the Egyptian, Ollie Watkins missed the resultant kick. Aston Villa did not play this past weekend as their game against Newcastle United was postponed due to growing cases of Covid 19 in Newcastle.  

The management of Newcastle will wait for more test results before holding a meeting with the Premier League and Public Health England to determine when they can return to training after the set back. 

Speaking to Aston Villa TV, manager Dean Smith has since given an update about the seriousness of the injury sustained by the 26-year-old. “Trez won the penalty and unfortunately caught his head on Declan Rice’s boot and ended up with a head injury which has been glued,” explained Smith. 

“He’s been self-administering a bandage around his head while he trains, but he’s still been doing a couple of headers so he’s fine,” he concluded.

It remains to be seen whether Trezeguet will be back in contention for a place in the team as Dean Smith’s men travel to Wolves on Saturday afternoon, but the manager’s update has given a clear picture of the player’s health situation.

The speedy winger has played 9 league games and he is still looking for his first league goal while he has assisted just one goal so far in the English Premier League.

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By Prince Sobayeni

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