Aston Villa injury crisis deepens as Unai Emery ‘loses’ £26m defender

The latest Aston Villa injury news as Unai Emery loses yet another key player.

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Aston Villa have lost yet another first-teamer as Diego Carlos has reportedly sustained a hamstring injury in training.

The extent of the Brazilian’s issue is unknown as it stands but Villa are set to discover more soon with scans to be conducted immediately. This is according to The Athletic, with a report revealing Carlos has become the latest Villan to visit the treatment room.

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Unai Emery is having to deal with quite an injury crisis at Bodymoor Heath. It was confirmed earlier this week that Boubacar Kamara has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament, while Ezri Konsa is another to have suffered a knee issue.

Villa are no stranger to ligament injuries as Emiliano Buendia and Tyrone Mings were both ruled out for the season back in August. The pair both had surgery at the end of the summer and been in rehabilitation ever since.

If Carlos ends up being a long-term absentee and Konsa isn’t back soon, Villa could be in a very tricky position. It would leave merely Paul Torres, Clement Lenglet and Calum Chambers as recognised first-team centre halves.

Emery will have to err on the side of caution with Pau, too, as the £32 million summer signing has aggravated an ankle issue once or twice as a result of being rushed back.

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