Aston Villa defender Kortney Hause has undergone a procedure and posted an update on social media to confirm he’ll ‘be back shortly’.
Villa have already been dealt a blow this summer with Ezri Konsa set to miss pre-season and the start of the 2022/23 Premier League campaign as he continues his recovery and rehabilitation for a knee injury he suffered in the back-end of last season.
While Steven Gerrard will welcome Diego Carlos to the squad next month, with the Brazilian expected to partner Tyrone Mings in the coming weeks and months, it appears as though there could be a lack of depth and cover in that department in the early stages of the campaign.
As seen in the image below from Hause’s Instagram, the Villa defender has posted an image and caption suggesting that he has undergone a procedure this week and will now spend time recovering and getting back to full health.
While he has not shared any additional details as to what the procedure involved and how long it could sideline him for, with the Villa squad largely expected to return and report for pre-season next week, it doesn’t appear as though Hause will be playing as significant role as them if he has to now recover from an injury, and the subsequent operation.
Based on his caption though, it appears as though the procedure was a success and that Hause will now relish getting back on the pitch to stake a claim for a bigger role in the Villa defence this season.
Talk Villa view: Not ideal timing for fresh injury blow for Villa
With Konsa sidelined, Gerrard could have done without another injury in defence this summer, albeit we still don’t have any official confirmation from Hause himself or the club as to what the procedure specifically involved and what the timeline is on his recovery.
It’s worth noting that the defensive ace missed the last 12 Premier League games of last season due to an abdominal injury, and so perhaps this is linked to that, albeit it’s questionable as to why Hause and Villa waited this long to make that decision.
Nevertheless, it’s hoped that he makes a quick recovery and is back available as soon as possible, with Carlos, Mings and Calum Chambers seemingly set to step up and provide us with options in the opening handful of games in the Premier League this season.
— Talk Villa (@thetalkvilla) June 30, 2022