February 12, (THEWILL) – Aston Villa have confirmed that midfielder Boubacar Kamara has suffered a significant knee ligament injury that could rule him out for the remainder of the 2023/2024 season. The club released a statement on Monday, saying that the Frenchman had undergone a scan after sustaining the damage during Sunday’s English Premier League match against Manchester United.
Initial reports suggest the 24-year-old has torn his anterior cruciate ligament. If confirmed, he would require surgery and face a lengthy recovery period of 6-9 months. This would not only end his domestic campaign but also dash any hopes of being included in France’s Euro 2024 squad.
Kamara had been instrumental in Villa’s revival under Unai Emery since joining on a free transfer from Marseille last summer. However, his absence for the run-in dealt a major blow to the club’s hopes of a top-four finish.
The Midlands outfit currently sit 5th in the EPL table, just one point behind 4th placed Tottenham. They are also well-positioned to mount a challenge in the UEFA Europa Conference League when that competition resumes next month.
With the club having hit a poor run of form, winning just once in their last six matches, Kamara’s injury could not have come at a worse time. Villa will now have to navigate a critical part of the season without one of their most consistent performers.
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