Jack Grealish hails Aston Villa ace James Chester after return to training

James Chester of Aston Villa in action with team mate Jack Grealish during an Aston Villa training session at the club's training camp at Guetersloh on July 24, 2017 in Guetersloh, Germany.

The Villa Park defender was a hero for his side during their injury crisis late last year.

James Chester of Aston Villa passes the ball during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Shrewsbury Town and Aston Villa at Montgomery Waters Meadow on July 21, 2019 in Shrewsbury,...

Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish has taken to Twitter to praise James Chester after the 30-year-old made his return to Villa training following two months on the sidelines with a hamstring problem.

Last season, Chester pretty much ran himself into the ground for Villa in the latter stages of the calendar year as, despite having knee injuries, he soldiered on playing in defence during an injury crisis at the back around the festive period.

 

By the time January came round and Dean Smith could finally bring in reinforcements at centre-back, recalling Tommy Elphick from Hull City and signing Tyrone Mings and Kortney Hause on loan, Chester would not play again that season as it took him until May to recover from his knee problems.

Although the Wales international featured in pre-season, he suffered a hamstring injury but now he's on the mend and, on Friday, the Villa website confirmed that he could be back in two to three weeks.

Villa shared an image of Chester in training with the caption "great to see this man back out on the grass" and Grealish, plus numerous other claret and blue faithful, sang his praises:

Chester has made 124 appearances for Aston Villa since his 2016 move from West Bromwich Albion, according to Transfermarkt.

James Chester of Aston Villa in action with team mate Jack Grealish during a Aston Villa training session at the club's training camp at Guetersloh on July 22, 2017 in Guetersloh, Germany.

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