The news out of the England U-21s is positive — as far as Aston Villa is concerned.
No Tammy Abraham this morning, just as a precaution. Certainly not ruled out v Poland but will be assessed after calf injury. #avfc #cfc #englandu21 pic.twitter.com/krDNAJ81s8— Nick Mashiter (@nickmashiter) March 20, 2019
There are a number of us who were quite worried when Tammy Abraham came off over the weekend with an injury. When he didn’t withdraw from the squad — I began to feel a little better. And now this report could mean all is well. Yes there are still caveats because he isn’t fully healthy — but he is not looking at missing a significant amount of time. Hopefully.
Tammy has racked up 21 goals this season and has been a key clog in how Villa play even if the on-loan striker hasn’t netted a goal since March 2. Since Grealish has returned Abraham has been allowed to drop much deeper and get involved with more of the build up play as a more complete forward. There isn’t another striker in the Villa squad who can offer that kind of role. Kodjia can be a very good player on his day — don’t get me wrong — but Abraham is a more well rounded player right now.
He spoke with Sky Sports about his future and his admission to play for Chelsea next summer. But said earning a promotion with Aston Villa and representing England would make for a perfect summer.
Hopefully the U-21s continue to be careful with Tammy and he comes out of the international break healthier than he began it.