(Reuters) - Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish will return to the squad for Sunday's Premier League game at home to Fulham after being out for six weeks due to a leg injury, manager Dean Smith said.
Grealish, who has six goals and 10 assists in the league this season, sustained the injury in training before their 2-1 defeat to Leicester City on Feb. 21.
The 25-year-old missed six games, with Villa winning only once in his absence to slip to 10th.
"He has trained all week," Smith told reporters on Friday. "He has only had a few sessions but he seems fit enough, so he has certainly put himself up for selection which is a good thing for everybody.
"The last six weeks haven't been what they had been previously. If anybody loses a player of the calibre of Jack, then you're going to struggle a bit.
"It will be a big boost to have him around."
(Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis)