Villa's Smith provides update on Trezeguet's head injury

Villa's Smith provides update on Trezeguet's head injury
Trezeguet of Aston Villa receives medical attention during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Aston Villa

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Dec 08, 2020. 14:00

Egyptian star Mahmoud ‘Trezeguet’ Hassan’s head injury is not serious according to Aston Villa manager Dean Smith.


The skillful winger went down under the challenge of Declan Rice during Villa’s clash against West Ham United in a Premier League match on November 30.


Villa were then awarded a penalty as Trezeguet had been fouled in the box, but Ollie Watkins missed from the spot-kick and Villa went on to succumb to a 2-1 defeat on the day.


Trezeguet sustained deep cut on his head and subsequently, he was replaced by fellow winger Anwar El Ghazi at the London Stadium.


“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,” Smith told Villa TV.


“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.”


Trezeguet and his Villa teammates were not in action over the weekend as their league game against Newcastle United was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.


The 26-year-old has played nine matches in the league for Villa this season, but he is yet to find the back of the net.


Villa are set to face Wolverhampton Wanderers in a league match at Molineux Stadium on Saturday.







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