Marc Albrighton looks set to miss the first six to eight weeks of the new season with a foot injury.
The Tamworth-born winger suffered a broken metatarsal in the first week of pre-season training and is likely to be on the sidelines until October.
The injury has ruled Albrighton out of Villa's entire pre-season programme so far.
The 22-year-old has been wearing a protective boot on the affected foot.
Albrighton joins Gabby Agbonlahor and Richard Dunne on Villa's casualty list going into the new campaign.
Agbonlahor is out for around a month with a knee problem sustained on the USA tour.
Dunne will be out of action for around six weeks having undergone a procedure on a groin injury.
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