Aston Villa goalkeeper Jed Steer has been struggled to secure a regular spot in the team ever since his move to the Midlands outfit from Norwich City in 2013.
The 25-year-old has had loan spells at Doncaster Rovers, Yeovil Town and Huddersfield Town over the last few years.
This season, Steer has remained at Villa Park, but has played second fiddle to Sam Johnstone, who is on loan from Manchester United.
So far, the shot-stopper has made just four appearances, all of which were across the Carabao Cup and FA Cup.
It seems that his campaign may be over already after he suffered ligament damage in his shoulder during an FA Cup match against Peterborough earlier this month.
On Wednesday, Steer underwent surgery and later posted a message to Twitter, insisting that he is looking ahead at the road to recovery.
Well.. I’ve been dealt a blow. A dislocated shoulder has likely put an end to my season prematurely. Surgery went really well yesterday and my road to recovery is up and running 💪🏻💪🏻 All the best to everyone, let’s get the job done!! 🏆⬆️ #AVFC @AVFCOfficial pic.twitter.com/Bj8oORqLm1
— Jed Steer (@JedSteer) January 25, 2018
In response, Villa fans flooded the goalkeeper’s social media page with messages of support.
Get well soon Jed! We need you back as our number 2. Wishing you a speedy recovery .. UTV
— Claret and Blue ☂️ (@debbieb63) January 25, 2018
All the best Jed! See you next season.
— Simon Lines (@simonlines) January 25, 2018
— Vital Villa (@VitalVilla) January 25, 2018
Slow and steady recovery ahead! Listen to what the specialists tell you and you’ll be back stronger 👍UTV
— Justin Murphy (@murfhee) January 25, 2018
Get well soon Jed, been really impressed by your performances this year. See you next season👍🏻
— George (@AVGeorge_) January 25, 2018
Your still doing well on my fifa18 career mode so all good 😜 get well soon buddy
— mike cafferty (@mikecafferty) January 25, 2018
Mate what is your luck like? Good luck with the recovery #UTV
— Gregg Lowrie (@Deotron) January 25, 2018
Speedy recovery Jed, can’t wait to have you back next season, hopefully in the Prem 🏆⚽️
— Sarah Anderson (@sazand2) January 25, 2018