Tyrone Mings has been sidelined for a protracted interval after damaging his knee ligaments in Aston Villa’s opening day defeat at Newcastle.
The England defender was carried off on a stretcher within the first half and Villa feared the harm was critical on Saturday evening.
Their issues have now been realized with Mings – considered one of Unai Emery’s key gamers – now set to overlook a lot of the marketing campaign.
It was a Villa participant’s second critical knee harm in days, after striker Emiliano Buendia additionally broken his anterior cruciate ligament throughout coaching late final week.
While Diego Carlos, Pau Torres and Calum Chambers present cowl for Mings, Villa will vastly miss his management.
Tyrone Mings is on the sidelines for a protracted interval after broken knee ligaments
The English defender was visibly distraught when he needed to be carried off the pitch on Saturday
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Even although he was stripped of the captain’s armband a 12 months in the past by former boss Steven Gerrard, Mings stays some of the vocal and influential gamers within the Villa squad.
When Villa capitulated at St James’ Park within the second half, it was clear the gamers had been troubled by Mings’ harm, which instantly regarded critical. Captain John McGinn and goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez will tackle much more essential roles with out him.
Mings took to social media to thank followers for messages and help, and Newcastle employees for his or her assist.
On Twitter, the defender wrote: ‘I don’t even know the place to start out however to thanks for all of your help for Villa followers. From the day I got here right here on mortgage, I gave every part on the pitch. I’ll now give every part off the sector to return again even higher whereas supporting the group.
“I might additionally wish to thank the Newcastle gamers, followers and employees. The applause, messages & medical help I acquired that day was a lot appreciated.’
With Buendia out, Villa continues to search for a left-sided midfielder. They thought of transferring for Jack Harrison, however finally determined in opposition to it, and the winger is now on mortgage to Everton from Leeds for a 12 months.
Villa are additionally considering Italian striker Nicolo Zaniolo, though the precise nature of the cope with Galatasaray has but to be determined.
Aston Villa has additionally misplaced Emiliano Buendia for a very long time to a critical knee harm