David Moyes is unlikley to see the return of Vladimir Coufal this week meaning his first-choice right-back is likely to miss both the Europa League game against Genk and the London derby Premier League clash against Spurs.
Speaking in his post-match press conference on Sunday, the manager said that the Czech Republic international defender has had an injection in his pubis after he felt some “discomfort”
He said: “Vladimir has taken an injection he had a bit of discomfort in his pubis. He has had an injection in there, he got the injury in the Man United cup game, and he has been carrying it for a few weeks.”
It is hoped he can resume training next week but the Manchester City game might come too soon for the defender with the Aston Villa away game a more realistic target.
It is hoped that Ryan Fredericks will be match fit but Ben Johnson had a great game on Sunday against Everton and might be hard to displace.