On Thursday, Aston Villa’s official Twitter account revealed that on-loan midfielder Tom Carroll had returned to Swansea City after undergoing a hip operation.
Carroll joined Villa on loan from the Welsh club during the January transfer window in a move that not many saw coming.
The 26-year-old only managed two Championship appearances for Dean Smith’s side, though, and has now headed back to his parent club.
Carroll’s Villa career has finished before it really had the time to get started.
However, it seems that the 5 ft 10 ace left a positive impression on the club’s supporters as many took to social media in the aftermath of the announcement to hail the midfielder.
It remains to be seen what happens with the former Tottenham Hotspur youngster at the end of the season, but he will now be concentrating on returning to fitness.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the Villa fans can be seen below:
Wishing you all the best in your recovery Tom. Come back stronger ??
— Ryan Matthew Thomson (@RyanMThomson) April 4, 2019
What a gent. All the best for the future, Tom. 🙂
— tweetsonvilla (@beds_villafan) April 4, 2019
Good luck with recovery, just a shame we didn’t get to see you play more
— Adam Clinton (@AdamClinton9) April 4, 2019
Gutted for you. Could of played a massive part. All the best & get the Jack Army promoted next season. ??
— «?????» ? (@Kilmartin32) April 4, 2019
All the best Tom in your recovery ? shame we didn’t get to see you play
— Hilly (@IanHill101) April 4, 2019
We’re only sorry it didn’t work out for you all the best for the future utv
— steve swindell (@planetkipper) April 4, 2019
Bad Luck Tom. Get fit and get healthy. I hope you can come back to Villa in the future! UTV!
— Gary Horton (@garyavfchorton) April 4, 2019
I would love to see signed permanently. You keep the ball moving and your movement ?. All the best Tom
— Learn The Wright Way (@jamieinstructor) April 4, 2019