Aston Villa’s Boubacar Kamara suffers knee ligament damage

The 22-year-old is expected to be aout for around two months after sustaining a serious knee injury

Aston Villa have confirmed Boubacar Kamara suffered a knee ligament injury during last Friday’s victory over Southampton.

The midfielder sustained the damage during the first half of Villa’s encounter with Saints and was replaced by Douglas Luiz shortly before half-time.

As a result of the injury, Kamara was forced to withdraw from the French national squad for this round of UEFA Nations League fixtures and has begun a rehabilitation programme.

The Frenchman now faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines and is a serious doubt for the World Cup in November.

It’s a huge blow for Steven Gerrard, who already lost summer signing Diego Carlos to a ruptured Achilles at the start of the campaign.

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