Aston Villa have suffered a huge concern ahead of their next match in the Championship, after forward Tammy Abraham has been ruled out of both of England under-21s internationals this week, according to the Birmingham Mail.

Little has gone right for the Villans this term, but despite all the adversity and the challenges they have had to endured, they have fought their way into the top six in the table, but just when everything was starting to run smoothly, they suffer another potential setback.

Abraham missed the win over Poland on Thursday evening, having failed to recover from the injury he picked up against Middlesbrough prior to the international break, and he has now been ruled out of Monday’s match with Germany too.

The Villans forward went down with a calf problem, and while he was hoping to be fit to feature for his country, he did not recover in time, and now the race is on for him to be fit to face Blackburn in the Championship next Saturday.

Abraham has been one of the leading marksmen in the Championship this term, despite Villa’s struggles for much of the campaign, and he is becoming a vital part of the plans under Dean Smith.

In all, the Villans forward, who is on loan from Chelsea until the end of the season, has found the net 21 times, and has been a huge reason for the upturn in form which has seen the Birmingham based side barge their way into the top six.

The task for Villa now is to remain there, and perhaps even look to chase down the sides above them in the second tier.

You would think that if they are going to do that, then they would need a fully fit and firing Abraham as quickly as is possible, so they will have everything crossed that his calf issue is not too serious.


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