Aston Villa teenager Rushian Hepburn-Murphy gives injury update after suffering fracture

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The record-breaking Aston Villa teenager could have big role to play at the club next season.

Aston Villa teenager Rushian Hepburn-Murphy has taken to Twitter to give an injury update as he bids to add to his one senior appearance for the club to date.

Hepburn-Murphy became the youngest Villa player ever to appear in the Premier League era when he came off the bench against Sunderland last season, featuring for the last seven minutes in a 4-0 victory.

That chance was given to him by former Villa boss Tim Sherwood but new manager Remi Garde will no doubt know the 17-year-old striker is a very exciting prospect.

This season Hepburn-Murphy has featured five times for Villa’s under-21s, scoring two goals and providing two assists in the process. However he is currently side-lined due to a fracture and it could be a while before he can make an impact on the relegation-threatened club.

Writing on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon, the youngster said, “Another scan in two weeks? Hope this fracture has healed.”

While this season is too soon for the player there is every chance he will have a big role to play in the upcoming campaign, with Villa all but certain of at least one year in the Championship.

 

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