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Diego Carlos’ ruptured achilles puts Aston Villa in market for centre-back

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  • Brazilian defender unlikely to play again this year
  • Villa left with three fit and experienced central defenders

Aston Villa have been dealt a serious blow after an MRI scan revealed Diego Carlos ruptured his achilles tendon in their victory over Everton on Saturday. The Brazilian defender, a £26m summer signing from Sevilla, left Villa Park on crutches and in a protective boot and is unlikely to play again this year. The centre-back will undergo surgery.

Carlos’s injury is expected to lead Villa to recruit another defender before the close of the transfer window, with Tyrone Mings, Ezri Konsa and Calum Chambers the only fit centre-backs before Villa’s trip to Selhurst Park on Saturday. Kortney Hause has recently returned from a long-term knee injury. Steven Gerrard said the injury to Carlos tarnished Villa’s first win of the season.

Continue reading…Brazilian defender unlikely to play again this yearVilla left with three fit and experienced central defendersAston Villa have been dealt a serious blow after an MRI scan revealed Diego Carlos ruptured his achilles tendon in their victory over Everton on Saturday. The Brazilian defender, a £26m summer signing from Sevilla, left Villa Park on crutches and in a protective boot and is unlikely to play again this year. The centre-back will undergo surgery.Carlos’s injury is expected to lead Villa to recruit another defender before the close of the transfer window, with Tyrone Mings, Ezri Konsa and Calum Chambers the only fit centre-backs before Villa’s trip to Selhurst Park on Saturday. Kortney Hause has recently returned from a long-term knee injury. Steven Gerrard said the injury to Carlos tarnished Villa’s first win of the season. Continue reading…