Scott Hogan has had a frustrating year at Aston Villa following his switch from Brentford in January 2017.
In total, the forward has made just 16 starts in the Championship, scoring only twice in that time.
Injuries have played a role in Hogan’s limited game time as he suffered an ankle problem just four matches into his Villa career.
The 25-year-old also spent a month on the sidelines to undergo stomach surgery.
The forward’s career seemed to be picking up over the festive break as he bagged an assist and a goal across his last three outings.
Ahead of Villa’s FA Cup third-round tie against Peterborough on Saturday, manager Steve Bruce confirmed that Hogan has been ruled out through injury.
The former Brentford star is feeling the effects of a twisted ankle, which he suffered in the latter stages of Villa’s 5-0 win over Bristol City on New Year’s Day.
As expected, fans were disappointed to hear the news.
When will this guy catch a break?
— DJ (@deej_1987) January 5, 2018
Is this guy cursed
— Dave (@Dave_1874) January 5, 2018
Doesn't get any more straight forward for this lad does it! I'm hoping it's just precaution #avfc
— Aaron (@amc89avfc) January 5, 2018
Real shame after getting his goal on Monday night. Let's hope he's fit for Forest.
— steve shard (@_shardonator) January 5, 2018
Get him fit for forest away.
— Clunkclick (@photogromd) January 5, 2018
Hopefully his back for the next game
— jak (@BattyJak) January 5, 2018
In other words, Bruce is just resting him
— SizzlingSnoddy (@SizzlingSnoddy) January 5, 2018