Aston Villa keeper Tom Heaton has revealed an update regarding his injury situation from last month’s incident after getting a 2-1 victory over Burnley.
“It’s comfortable that [my chances of playing at the Euros] have gone,” Heaton stated on BBC Radio 5 Live. “It’s going to be a longer [spell out]. My ACL went and it’s only five-and-a-half weeks post-op now.”
Tom Heaton has made 20 appearances this season with Aston Villa, and also as part of the squad of England at its UEFA EURO 2020 qualifiers facing Montenegro and Kosovo although he did not appear within the pitch.
With the unpleasant results of his cruciate knee ligament injury, Heaton explained from the moment he went down, “Interestingly, when I first did it, I wasn’t quite sure how it happened. It felt a bit numb and there’s a lot of adrenalin, but the physio gave it the ‘code red’ to say I’ve got to come off.”
“I’m saying, ‘Hold on, let’s not jump the gun here – let me try and stand up’. But I was miles off. I stood up, gave a little yelp in pain and had to sit back down.”
“When I was getting stretchered off I’m more worrying about the team, because there were still 10 minutes to play away from home in a big game and I didn’t want to let the lads down. But after an assessment the next day it was obviously a serious injury.” He added.
With an unspecified return of date for the 33-year-old keeper, it is certain as the star player himself claimed that he would be out of Euro 2020 and also the rest of the season with Aston Villa.