Aston Villa loanee Andre Green has confirmed that he has undergone a knee operation to remove a cyst in a post on Twitter that has since been deleted, as reported by Portsmouth News.
The 20-year-old forward had featured just two times for the League One side after being forced out of Villa Park following the summer acquisitions of Anwar El-Ghazi and Yannick Bolasie, with Steve Bruce then deciding a spell on loan is best for his development.
However, that plan has now been shattered after Green confirmed he had undergone an operation and will therefore subsequently face a spell on the sidelines.
“After feeling pain in my knee for the last year due to a cyst I finally decided to get it removed. Thankful everything went well & this small set back can allow me to get back to my best & play 100% fit.”
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After earning five first-team appearances for Aston Villa last season, his exit from the squad was a major blow and the injury news will also present the England youth international with another hurdle to overcome.
While it is not clear how long he will be sidelined for, Green is expected to remain at Portsmouth as his loan spell lasts until the end of the campaign.