Tim's injury woe goes on
Boss Tim Sherwood has revealed Aston Villa's injury crisis shows no sign of ending ahead of their crucial clash with QPR tonight
Villa host Rangers knowing defeat would see their visitors leapfrog them and plunge Villa into the Premier League relegation zone.
Alan Hutton, Ashley Westwood and Scott Sinclair are out while Tom Cleverley, Aly Cissokho and Kieran Richardson are major doubts.
Philippe Senderos is unlikely to feature while Libor Kozak continues to recover from his broken leg.
And Sherwood (left) admitted some players may have to play through the pain barrier in Villa's survival fight.
"I've never seen an injury crisis like it. I never thought I'd be one of those managers who moans about injuries but I have to," he said, with Villa 17th, three points ahead of QPR but with an inferior goal difference.
"You get one back and lose another two. They're not trivial injuries, they're always two, three, four weeks.
"It's okay in September but not now. That's pretty much writing off the season.
"It's something you have to get on with and hopefully there's light at the end of the tunnel.
"It's a case of seeing who can come in. A few are back from injury, medically, but physically, it's a need-must situation.
"Some of them will be risked."
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