Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to James Chester return to training

James Chester of Aston Villa celebrates scoring for Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Aston Villa at Carrow Road on October 23, 2018 in Norwich,...

The Villa captain has not played for the Championship club for three months.

James Chester of Aston Villa in action during a training session at Bodymoor Heath training ground on April 25, 2019 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa have issued their injury updates ahead of Sunday's Championship clash against Leeds United away at Elland Road.

Top scorer Tammy Abraham will definitely be out due to a shoulder injury, as is defender Kortney Hause, out with a hip issue, and Lovre Kalinic, who picked up a slight knee problem on Croatia duty.

Axel Tuanzebe, meanwhile, was taken off as a precaution in Villa's win over Bolton Wanderers after rolling his ankle and was rested in the win over Millwall.

 

However, the Manchester United loanee is now back in contention for the game against Marcelo Bielsa's side.

The update that got quite a few fans talking, however, was that of club captain James Chester being back in training after having been nursing a knee problem for several months.

The 30-year-old aggravated the injury on international duty with Wales in November and, whilst Villa had their defensive crisis, he took painkilling injections in order to continue playing.

James Chester of Aston Villa in action during a training session at Bodymoor Heath training ground on April 25, 2019 in Birmingham, England.

Following the loan signing of Tyrone Mings, Dean Smith took the opportunity to rest Chester, who has not played since the end of January, according to Transfermarkt.

Here is how some Villa fans reacted on Twitter to the club's injury and fitness update:

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