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29-Year-Old Defender     Aston Villa  Premier


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Birthdate:  February 6, 1985    Birthplace:  Hensbroek, Netherlands    Nationality:  Netherlands    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  176 lbs    

December 14, 2014    Ron Vlaar News

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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.

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December 12, 2014

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Vlaar could return to action after overcoming a calf injury against West Bromwich Albion, however he is not guaranteed a starting position due to the form of Ciaran Clark and Jores Okore, reports the Daily Mail.

Vlaar has returned to training and is in contention for selection, but could still have some work to do before he reaches full match sharpness. The defender will have to consistently prove himself in training to break back into the side.

November 13, 2014

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Vlaar suffered yet another calf injury while playing for the Netherlands in a friendly against Mexico on Wednesday, the Royal Sutton Coldfield Observer reports.

Vlaar spent 24 minutes on the pitch before subbing off with an apparent calf injury. He has already missed significant time on the sidelines this season with a calf injury, although it's still unclear whether this new injury is related to the preexisting one. At any rate, Aston Villa doesn't play until Nov. 22, so he will have a decent amount of time to rehab and rest.

November 13, 2014

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Vlaar's agent said that the defender could make a big move once his contract with Aston Villa expires at the end of the season, according to the Daily Mail.

The defender is free to speak with other clubs in January, and could become a free agent at the end of the season if he does not agree to a new deal with Villa. The agent said now would be an ideal time for the player to make a big move in his career.

October 22, 2014

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Vlaar (calf) was able to play the full 90 minutes during the 3-0 loss to Everton on Saturday.

Before Saturday, Vlaar had been unable to compete with Aston Villa since he initially injured his calf against Hull City on Aug. 31. Being that he's one of their best players, look for him to round into shape as Villa faces QPR on Monday.

October 17, 2014

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Manager Paul Lambert confirmed Thursday that Vlaar has overcome his calf injury and he is expected to face Everton on Saturday.

Vlaar has been sidelined since before the September international break due to the calf injury, but he figures to slot back into the starting XI for a Villa squad that played very well at the beginning of the season before his injury.

October 9, 2014

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Vlaar (calf) will not play for Holland during the international break but is on track to return for Aston Villa during their upcoming match against Everton on Oct. 18, the Birmingham Mail reports.

Vlaar has only been able to play in three Premier League matches this season while he's had to nurse an ongoing calf injury that he suffered against Hull City back in August. It's still unclear whether or not he'll be in the starting XI if he ultimately plays against Everton, but his return to health is inching closer nonetheless.

October 2, 2014

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Vlaar (calf) will likely miss Saturday's match against Manchester City. "This one is probably too early. Hopefully we will see him after the [international] break" said manager Paul Lambert on Thursday.

If Vlaar does in fact stay sidelined Saturday, it'll be the fourth-straight Premier League match that he has missed due to his lingering calf injury. The extra two weeks of rest during the international break should certainly benefit the defender for returning against Everton on Oct. 18.