Grealish and Gardner wish Amavi a speedy recovery

Jordan Amavi: Has suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury

Jack Grealish and Gary Gardner have sent messages of sympathy to Jordan Amavi after the Aston Villa full-back was ruled out for the rest of the season.

The 21-year-old, who has been a shining light for Villa this term, suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury during France Under-21s’ win over Northern Ireland on Thursday night.

The left-back was injured after making a challenge in the second half of the European Under-21 qualifier in Guingamp and was taken to hospital before undergoing scans on Friday.

Villa midfielder Grealish was quick to tweet his sympathies to the crocked player.

Gardner has been through similar pain in the past and also tweeted his support to his team-mate.


Losing Amavi is a significant blow to new Villa boss Remi Garde, who replaced Tim Sherwood earlier this month.

Amavi has made 12 appearances since joining from Nice in the summer and was recalled by Garde for his first game in charge as Villa drew 0-0 with Manchester City immediately prior to the international break.

That result ended a run of seven straight league defeats for Villa but they remain rooted to the foot of the Premier League standings and five points adrift of safety.