Dean Smith provides fitness update on Aston Villa's Jonathan Kodjia

Jonathan Kodjia of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match at Villa Park on September 18, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia limped off in Dean Smith's side's last match.

Dean Smith head coach of during the Sky Bet Championship between Reading and Aston Villa at Madejski Stadium on February 02, 2019 in Reading, England.

Dean Smith has told Aston Villa’s official website that Jonathan Kodjia’s injury shouldn’t be too bad.

Kodjia was heavily involved in the controversy yesterday, during Villa’s match against Leeds United.

The Villa striker went down injured, and Leeds slowed down, as they seemingly prepared to kick the ball out to allow Kodjia to get treatment.

 

However, as Villa’s defenders stopped, Leeds played a through ball to Mateusz Klich, who went on to score.

Villa were left furious, and Leeds eventually let them walk in an equalising goal.

During the furore Kodjia had to wander off down the tunnel though, as the injury was too severe for him to continue.

There were concerns that the Villa forward could miss weeks worth of action, with the play offs coming up.

But Smith has suggested that Kodjia should be back to full fitness soon.

Jonathan Kodjia of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match at Villa Park on September 18, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

“I haven’t had chance to speak to him yet,” Smith said.

“We were unfortunate that Keinan Davis fell ill yesterday. So we had Mile Jedinak up front at the end, charging around for us and doing everything he could for us.

“Jonathan has hurt his foot. I am sure it won’t be too bad.”

Villa will want Kodjia fit for the play offs, as he could have a key role to play for the claret and blues as they battle to earn promotion.

Jonathan Kodjia of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Brentford at Villa Park on August 22, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

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