His wife Viola will have to make do with sweet nothing rather than sweet nothings while her man is away on trial at Villa Park.
Cummings said: "I just finished the Caribbean Cup with Jamaica and I was heading back home when my agent called to say there was a possible loan deal with Villa.
"I was really looking forward to some time off but with an opportunity like Villa you don't say no.
"One of the most important things I have had to put off is that my wife was trying to get pregnant.
"We've had to put that on hold for a little bit but she understands. She is very supportive."