Despite managing to valiantly claw back from being 2-0 down to secure a 2-2 draw against Manchester United in their latest Premier League match thanks to goals from Jacob Ramsey and Philippe Coutinho on his debut, Aston Villa were unfortunately struck with a concerning injury blow that will have some fans worried.
He said: “Konsa took a whack to his hip and, after attempting to run it off before the second half, had to come off at the break after shaking his head to fitness coach Jordan Milsom saying he couldn’t continue despite having some painkillers in the dressing room.”
Preece also added that Villa will be “sweating” over Konsa’s fitness now and that it “doesn’t look too good” in terms of his chances of being available for their next match against Everton at Goodison Park next weekend.
So far this season, Konsa has played in all but one of Villa’s 20 Premier League games so far this season, showing how highly rated he was by former Villa manager Dean Smith earlier in the season as well as current boss Steven Gerrard.
This then shows how much of a big miss he would be if he were to spend a significant period of time out of action due to this hip injury, something that would ultimately severely worry fans.
Also, one other worrying aspect with this situation at the moment is the lack of depth in the centre-back position with the Midlands club saying goodbye to Axel Tuanzebe earlier in the window.
Moving forward, the best thing that everyone at Villa can hope for is that Konsa can recover from this injury as soon as possible and that Hause and Tyrone Mings can keep things tight at the back if he misses the Everton game or any other matches after that.
Fortunately for Villa, with Hause managing to deliver a solid display in the second half against the Red Devils, this should be encouraging for Gerrard and the Villa fans that he has what it takes to fill in for Konsa.