Following a 2-0 loss to Middlesbrough in the Carabao Cup, Steve Bruce revealed that Jack Grealish is back at Bodymoor Heath and is now “running a bit.”
The news comes after Grealish hinted earlier in the week that he had some good news, and that he’d be back very soon.
— Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish1) September 18, 2017
The England U-21 International suffered a kidney injury in our final pre-season game in the Summer, and his creative flair has been sorely missed by a team with a struggling forward line.
Bruce did however state that Jack’s injury was “very, very bad” and that although now running in training, the 22-year-old still has some way to go before we see him back in action.
What can Grealish bring to the table?
After 5 games without a loss and 3 games without conceding, it’s evident that our problems lie in the final third, rather than in defence. A strong partnership of James Chester and John Terry is getting better by the game, however we are yet to see the creative spark further up the pitch that is required to win games. Upon his return, Jack Grealish simply has to step up and take the challenge of this season with both hands.
Not only must he create opportunities for the likes of Keinan Davis and Johnny Kodjia, he also needs to score goals – something we’ve seen him do since his academy days.