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Team news: The latest ahead of Aston Villa (a)

Please find updated information on our current injuries and suspensions ahead of Tuesday’s Premier League game against Aston Villa.

Shkodran Mustafi
Right hamstring sustained during Emirates FA Cup semi-final on Saturday. Currently being assessed to determine recovery timescale, but will not be available for Aston Villa (a) on Tuesday.

Bernd Leno
Right knee. Sustained moderate ligament sprain during Brighton & Hove Albion (a) on June 20. Now participating in outside running and ball drills.

Eddie Nketiah
Available for selection after serving three-match suspension following red card against Leicester City (h).

Cedric Soares
Available for selection after being cup tied for our FA Cup semi-final (Cedric had featured for Southampton in this season’s FA Cup competition).

Please find status on the following players with longer term injuries:

Calum Chambers
Left knee. Ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during Chelsea (h) on December 29. Progressed to the next stage of his recovery and is now running and integrating outside with light ball work. Will continue to work hard throughout the new close season period with the aim of being back to full training as soon as possible this calendar year.

Pablo Mari
Left ankle. Sustained significant sprain to ankle ligaments during Manchester City (a) on June 17. Has returned home to Spain for a short period, where he continues to receive specialist attention and extensive therapy. Will return to the UK later in July to resume his rehabilitation at our training centre throughout the new close season, with the aim of returning to full training in September.

Gabriel Martinelli
Left knee. Sustained injury during training on June 21. Successful arthroscopic procedure undertaken to repair a lesion in the cartilage of the left knee. Currently at our training centre every day receiving specialist attention and support from our medical team. Will continue his recovery throughout the new close season period, with the aim of a return to full training by the end of the calendar year.

As part of Premier League protocol, all members of our first team squad and support staff continue to be regularly tested for COVID-19.

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