Villa confirm Diego Carlos’ Achilles tendon injury

Diego Carlos

Aston Villa centre-back Diego Carlos has a ruptured Achilles tendon and will shortly undergo surgery to fix the problem.

The defender, who cost £26 million to acquire from Sevilla last summer, was injured against Everton at Villa Park last week. He was afterwards seen exiting the stadium on crutches with his ankle in a boot for protection.

After the game, manager Steven Gerrard said that he was “very worried” about Carlos’ injury; now, Villa has confirmed that the Brazilian has damaged his Achilles.

“The player sustained the injury during Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Everton. The player will require surgery and will then begin his rehabilitation programme,” a statement read.

Villa are once again lacking in numbers in defense as Diego Carlos is expected to be sidelined for an extended period of time.

Former captain Tyrone Mings, was added to the squad for the match against Everton, leaving just 27-year-old Kortney Hause, and Ezri Konsa and Calum Chambers on the bench as the only other centre-back options.

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