Midfield outcast Tom Carroll will not appear again for Aston Villa this season after undergoing surgery for a hip problem.
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Aston Villa’s on loan midfielder Tom Carroll has been ruled out for the remaining games of the season after undergoing surgery for a hip problem which has seen him struggle for game time at his parent club Swansea City and with Dean Smith’s side, the BBC reports.
He had made thirteen appearances for Swansea before his loan to Villa Park, but was sidelined until the new year as his injury became apparent.
His signing came as somewhat of a shock to the fans who had expected Leroy Fer to sign in the dying embers of deadline day, and were instead treated to the announcement of Carroll.
Carroll had some fitness issues that needed to be ironed out, but seemed ready as he made his first Aston Villa appearance from the bench. He was then sidelined for a number of games, before making another appearance from the bench.
The former Spurs midfielder has struggled for game time at Villa Park, in no small part due to the fine form of the players that are ahead of him in the pecking order.
It’s unlikely that Aston Villa will choose to use their buy option on Carroll’s loan after much of his spell has seem him sidelined.