Villa have confirmed that the Scotland international has picked up a fractured ankle. He was helped off the pitch under ten minutes into the Villa Park side’s 3-1 defeat to Southampton.
McGinn seemed to get his studs caught in the turf and looked in severe pain. It’s now confirmed that a spell on the sidelines awaits the Scotsman.
With such a serious injury, it’s a blow for club and country. Villa for instance will miss one of their key stars for months as they become embroiled in a battle at the bottom of the Premier League. They currently sit 18th with three wins from 18 this term.
For Scotland, the possibility of missing their current talisman for crucial Euro 2020 play-offs in March is very real now. McGinn’s scored six in his last three games for Steve Clarke’s side.
It’s news that nobody wanted to hear and some fans have reacted to Aston Villa man McGinn being struck down with injury. Hopefully the recovery process is quick and smooth.
Ruined Xmas this has 😩😭
— Tom (@Tomavfc15) December 22, 2019
Oh dear we are in trouble
— Aaron Tiwari (@AeroBoyOrigins) December 22, 2019
That’s really bad news for @jmcginn7 personally and for the team. Wishing you a speedy recovery and a return to full fitness, John.
— Gary O’Brien (@GaryOBr81253722) December 22, 2019
*Instantly googles recovery time for ankle fracture* 😓😓
— Stroppo (@Stroppo97) December 22, 2019
That's Christmas ruined 😞😪 Get well soon @jmcginn7 awful news 💔
— Dusty Ass Mad Mary (@eccles742) December 22, 2019
as if it couldn’t get any worse
— James (@GreaIish_) December 22, 2019
— sam (@__samsmithh) December 22, 2019
Come back stronger Ginny🙌🏻
— … (@tomlxnee) December 22, 2019