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Ron Vlaar

30-Year-Old Defender     Aston Villa  Premier


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Calf    EST. RETURN:  4/4/2015
Birthdate:  February 6, 1985    Birthplace:  Hensbroek, Netherlands
Nationality:  Netherlands    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  176 lbs    

March 19, 2015    Ron Vlaar News

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Manager Tim Sherwood said Thursday that Vlaar (calf) will not play Saturday against Swansea City, but is hoping to return April 4 against Manchester United.

Vlaar has not played since Feb. 21 against Stoke City due to the ailment, and while there is a hope he'll be able to return after the international break, he has already been out far longer than initially expected.

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March 13, 2015

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Vlaar will have a late fitness test on his calf to determine his availability for Saturday's match against Sunderland, manager Tim Sherwood said Thursday.

Sherwood didn't sound overly confident in Vlaar passing fit, but he's giving the Dutchman every opportunity to do so. It's a decent matchup from a fantasy perspective, though with Sherwood focusing on the attack, Villa's defensive capabilities have struggled, making clean sheets harder to come by.

March 5, 2015

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Vlaar (groin) will have a late fitness test before Saturday's FA Cup match against West Brom, manager Tim Sherwood said Thursday.

Vlaar missed Tuesday's match against West Brom with the ailment, and it remains unclear if he'll start right away if he's deemed fit.

February 20, 2015

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Vlaar has expressed his desire to seek options with other teams besides Aston Villa at the end of the season, according to the Daily Mail.

The defender's current contract expires at the end of the season. Vlaar also just returned from injury against Leicester, and new manager Tim Sherwood would like to convince the veteran to stay.

February 7, 2015

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Vlaar (knee) was an unused substitute during Aston Villa's 2-1 loss to Chelsea on Saturday.

Vlaar had been sidelined since suffering the knee injury Jan. 1 against Crystal Palace, but manager Paul Lambert decided to go with Ciaran Clark and Jores Okore, the latter of which scored a goal, as his centrebacks against Chelsea. Vlaar's next opportunity to play will come Tuesday against Hull City.

February 6, 2015

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Vlaar is in contention to play Saturday against Chelsea after recovering from a knee injury, manager Paul Lambert said Thursday.

Vlaar has been sidelined since suffering the injury Jan. 1 against Crystal Palace and there aren't many worse games to return for from a fantasy perspective. While he may get plenty of shots at clearances, a clean sheet seems like a long shot.

January 8, 2015

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Vlaar will be sidelined for up to six weeks after suffering a knee injury New Year's Day against Crystal Palace, the BBC reports.

Vlaar has been linked with a number of teams lately, but the injury may secure his spot at Aston Villa for the rest of the season.

December 14, 2014

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Vlaar (calf) was subbed onto the pitch in the 78th minute of Saturday's game against West Brom.

Vlaar has been dealing with a recurring calf injury all season long and it's limited him to just eight appearances on the season. It's still unclear whether or not he'll return to the starting XI this Saturday against Manchester United, although it's reasonable to assume that he'll see time on the pitch one way or the other.