Aston Villa defender Mitch Clark has been hampered by an injury to his hamstring over the last weekend in Port Vale’s match versus Swindon Town.
Aston Villa defender Mitch Clark was enjoying an extremely productive at Port Vale belonging to the League Two. However, the centre back has had his progression hampered by a recent injury that was caused to him during the club’s 1-0 defeat to Swindon Town on Saturday afternoon.
It has now been confirmed that the 19 year old has made his way back to Bodymoor Heath to recover from a hamstring tear that is likely to keep him out for a minimum time of three weeks. The injury to Clark comes at the worst possible time since he had established to become a regular in Port Vale’s first team.
Mitch Clark’s return has only been made for rehabilitation purposes and he is still on loan at Port Vale. However, manager Neil Aspin explained that there is a recall clause in the player’s contract and he fears that the youngster could be sent elsewhere by the Clarets and Blues in the month of January.
"“We have got the message from Villa this morning that he will be out for three weeks. But we just hope the lad gets back as quickly as possible. He has played a lot of games in a short space of time and going from under-21s football to, if you like, more intense football in League Two. The way he plays, he is always one of those players that can pick up a hamstring, a thigh or calf injury. We will be glad when he is back, and back in contention, but we have enough to cover. He will be in good hands at Villa – a big club and they will have more staff than we have to give him better treatment in certain areas where we couldn’t do that. So, he is in the best hands.”"