JACK GREALISH is in the care of a former Las Vegas trapeze artist as he recovers from injury.
Craig Smith works for the Cirque du Soleil company in Dubai — and just happens to be the cousin of Aston Villa boss Dean.
Villa have sent him to Dubai for warm weather training — and desperately need him to get fit quickly after slipping to 12th on the back of yesterday’s 3-0 thrashing at lowly Wigan.
Boss Smith said: “It’s not a bad gig because my cousin Craig over there works for the Cirque du Soleil.
“He was the British tumbling champion and went to work in Las Vegas for 18 years as a performer.
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“Jack’s there with our physio Alan Smith to do some rehabilitation and I’ve got my cousin to show him around.
“He’s got him some tickets to the show, I think as well, so Jack will be well looked after out there.”
But the Villa chief was never tempted to follow the same career path as his cousin.
Smith smiled: “I’ve never had a go at it. I left that to him. It was a little bit embarrassing when I went on holiday with him.
“I was belly-flopping into the pool. Let’s just put it like this, he wasn’t!”
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