Jack Grealish’s brilliant gesture as ex-Aston Villa man begins injury comeback

Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish has donated £2,000 toward a fund set up by Lewis Kinsella.

Former Villan Kinsella is hoping to raise £9,000 after suffering an injury to his medial collateral ligament (MCL) at the weekend while playing for Aldershot.

Kinsella says the MCL injury will keep him out for six months and was suffered on the back of his return from an injury that recently kept him out for half-a-year.

The left-back wants to raise the money to pay Aldershot for the operation and his subsequent rehabilitation from injury in order to get him back on the pitch as soon as possible.

Kinsella, who came through the ranks at Bodymoor Heath and spent five years at the club before his departure in 2016, has raised £3,640 so far at the time of writing.

And that total is largely because of Villa’s Grealish, who retweeted the appeal to his 335,000 followers on Twitter.

Villa supporters and those following Kinsella on Twitter noticed Grealish’s donation.

Kinsella tweeted: “People don’t see this side to premier league players friend for life.”

Kinsella began his career with Arsenal before moving to Villa in 2011.

He spent time on loan at Luton Town and Kidderminster Harriers before transferring to Colchester United in 2016.

Kinsella went on loan to current side Aldershot in 2018 before moving there permanently.

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