Aston Villa may not have played this weekend, but it wasn't all quiet around Villa Park. Check out our quick news roundup.
Season over for backup keeper
We haven't seen him in between the sticks for Villa since 2015, and we won't be seeing him for a long while yet, as Jed Steer has picked up a fairly serious injury according to reports.
Steer, 24, has seemingly ruptured an Achilles, which will rule him out for the season. Granted, he has not featured in any match day squad this season, with Mark Bunn preferred as Pierluigi Gollini's backup, but it is still a blow nonetheless. Steer had impressed while out on loan at Huddersfield last season and was thought to have the chance to break through this season. Unfortunately, that won't be the case.
Major injury for young star
Another non first team player has come down with an injury. This time, youth prospect Khalid Abdo is the unfortunate party, picking up an injury in a midweek U23s game against Celtic.
This expresses my feeling atm, out for another 3 months . Ill be back stronger ! pic.twitter.com/bQO7byg55W— Khalid Abdo (@kAbdo10) November 11, 2016
Sweden's Abdo is highly thought of, and losing him for around three months is a blow to the U23 team, who may now have to rely on senior players some more. Though, if that means less Gabby in the first team picture, I am totally okay with that.
(International) duty calls
Several Villans featured for their homelands this weekend as World Cup qualifying matches took place.
James Chester put in an impressive display in the heart of Wales' defence last night, though they were unfortunately held to a 1-1 draw against Serbia. Even worse, it was Newcastle United's Aleksandar Mitrovic who cancelled out Gareth Bale's early goal.
One Welsh team emerged victorious, albeit at the expense of a couple of Villans. Andre Green and Rushian Hepburn-Murphy featured in England U19s 3-2 loss to Wales, with both coming on as second half substitutes.
Jonathan Kodjia played 73 minutes of Ivory Coast's 0-0 draw against Morocco, before being replaced by Wilfried Bony.
Jordan Ayew's Ghana lost 2-0 to Egypt today, and Mile Jedinak's Australia head to Thailand tonight.