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Physio provides the latest injury update on Wesley

Aston Villa are set to be handed a major injury boost with Wesley closing in on a return to action.

The Brazilian has been out of action for 11 months after damaging his knee ligaments and he is now back working with the club’s medical team at Bodymoor Heath.

The physiotherapist who worked with the Aston Villa striker has claimed that the Brazilian should be back in action between two to three months.

Aston Villa signed Ollie Watkins in the summer to deputize in the absence of Wesley and the Brazilian’s return will strengthen Dean Smith’s attack considerably.

Physiotherapist Davila has also revealed that the Brazilian striker’s head was scrambled after such a bad injury and he had to deal with the mental suffering along with his physical pain.

“The rehabilitation process was a success,” Dávila was quoted saying. “I can conclude with 100 per cent certainty that it was seven months of hard work, but very rewarding, and the main thing: the objective was achieved.”

The physio added: “He was the most expensive signing of the club, scored goals in the Premier League, was summoned to the Brazilian team and, suddenly, suffers an injury of this magnitude; his head is scrambled. It was what we call going from heaven to hell.

“He began to question the reason for everything. It remains, of course, to stress that it is a normal and acceptable situation, given the circumstances he experienced at the time. I have experienced a lot of this in my career working with athletes. But we managed to succeed, and what starts right, ends right, there is no way not to be.”

Aston Villa paid £22 million for the Brazilian striker last summer and he hasn’t had the desired impact so far. The Brazilian will be desperate to prove his quality when he returns to action this season.

Wesley will add depth and quality to Villa’s attack and his return will give Dean Smith some much needed tactical flexibility as well. Wesley could operate in a two with Watkins depending on the opposition.

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