Jack Grealish injured after a crunching tackle and character building lesson for Notts County
Days after extending his loan spell at Notts County to the end of the season, Aston Villa’s bright spark Jack Grealish now faces a potential spell on the sidelines after being a victim of a hatchet job in Notts County’s 1-0 away win at Stevenage. Grealish was scythed down in a nonsense fashion in the 38 minute and had to be substituted off.
Despite the menace of the challenge (a potential red card offense in the Premier League), Grealish was in good spirits about it, tweeting the below video (which we already shared yesterday on social media) and having some fun with the Stevenage trolls who told him he deserved to be taken down a peg or two and went on to mock him for crying on the bench afterwards.
In the long-term at least, this experience will do Grealish no harm (as long as he can walk again!), as it’s the kind of character building that Paul Lambert was hoping that Grealish would be privy too during his spell on loan.
“He’s only a baby, he’s only a kid,” said Lambert, of Grealish earlier in the month. “He’s got talent, but it’s got to be nurtured the right way. If he goes out there playing with men it will stand [him] in good stead”.
After an indifferent start at Meadow Lane, the latest MOMS Jack Grealish loan report showed Grealish to have won over the Magpie fans with a more blue collar work ethic and by getting amongst the goals, as he’s helped lift County out of the relegation zone. We wish him a speedy recovery and as you can see from the top tweet below, it’s hard to keep a good man down. UTV
Update 21/1/14: Jack Grealish made a swift recovery from going off injured at the weekend and started Tuesday night away at Peterborough. Good to see the lad has got some steel to him.