Aston Villa left-back Jordan Amavi was taken to hospital on Thursday night after suffering what looked to be a serious knee injury.
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As seen above, the 21-year-old looked in real distress after sustaining the injury in the Under-21s Euro 2017 qualifying game with Northern Ireland.
However, as reported by the Birmingham Mail, his international coaches have suggested that it could be less serious than first feared.
It is claimed that Amavi may have merely suffered a sprain, although it is too early to know the full extent of the problem until he undergoes further tests.
Nevertheless, there is the threat that he has suffered ruptured ligaments, and given his impressive performances for Villa since arriving in the summer, his absence will be a significant blow for new manager Remi Garde.
Having been recalled to the starting line-up for the Frenchman’s first game in charge against Manchester City last weekend, Amavi would have hoped to have solidified his place in the team in the coming weeks and months under his new coach.
However, it looks as though he will now face a spell on the sidelines to recover, with Garde forced into a re-think over who he will deploy at left back.
Naturally, the main concern will be over Amavi’s health, but with Villa sitting bottom of the Premier League table having collected just five points from their opening 12 games, they will be desperate to get him back on the pitch as soon as possible.
Garde will hope to have as many of his injured stars back at his disposal when his side take on Everton on November 21 after the international break concludes.