Aston Villa fans on Twitter expressed their devastation for Jordan Lyden after it was reported that he has suffered a season-ending injury.
The Sun claims that the 22-year-old will miss the rest of the season following a freak accident in training after returning from his loan spell at Oldham.
It is said that Lyden damaged a muscle when taking a shot at the end of a training session as he is now expected to miss three months of action.
Australian-born Lyden was recently on loan at League Two Oldham, where he helped the club reach the fourth round of the FA Cup by beating Premier League side Fulham.
Upon his return to the Championship club, Lyden would have been hoping to impress manager Dean Smith, but his career at Villa may now be over because his contract ends in the summer, according to Transfrmarkt.
Villa fans on Twitter were aware that Lyden's contract will end in June as some felt it could be the end of the road for the midfielder.
During his time with the Midlands club, Lyden made eight senior appearances and represented the club's U-23's on over 50 occasions, scoring 10 goals and supplying one assist.
One fan stated that he 'feels sorry' for the Australian and that he is a 'talented' player, while others were looking forward to him 'impressing' the club's new coaches before injury struck again.
I hope bielsa sends a spy to watch us train so we can finally find out why our players are always injured— Jamie (@Jtavfc2000) January 12, 2019
Ahh ffs— B_R_Y_86 (@B_R_Y_86) January 12, 2019
Apparently Jordan Lyden has suffered a serious muscle injury already since returning back to Villa... Feel so sorry for the lad. Lots of talent. #AVFC— Villans Opinions (@VillansOpinions) January 11, 2019
Absolutely gutted for Jordan Lyden. He was looking forward to impressing the new coaches and then that happens!! At the age of 22 I don't think he'll be getting a new contract after another long term injury unfortunately. Beginning to think our academy is cursed... #AVFC— AVFC Everything (@avfceverything) January 10, 2019
Don’t think we’ll ever see Jordan Lyden in a Villa shirt again https://t.co/BCL8wWsgl4— Dec (@KingsyAVFC) January 10, 2019
Jesus now Jordan Lyden our injured straight after coming back. We are cursed #AVFC— lee wainwright™ (@leew26) January 10, 2019
What the hell are they doing in training??— Paul Dunne (@dunny51) January 10, 2019