Aston Villa have confirmed injuries to both Lucas Digne and Boubacar Kamara, with the pair now set to miss the World Cup.
It has been revealed new signing Kamara will be ruled out for two months after suffering a knee injury against Southampton last Friday.
Now, in another bitter blow for Steven Gerrard’s side, Digne is also set to miss the competition in Qatar in a couple of months time with a stress fracture.
A statement from Villa said: “Aston Villa can confirm Boubacar Kamara suffered a knee ligament injury during last Friday’s victory over Southampton.
“The midfielder sustained the damage during the first half of our 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.”
Kamara is currently undergoing a recovery programme in Dubai, with the player expected to return by the end of the year.
Digne, meanwhile, becomes Villa’s third injury, after they previously lost new summer signing Diego Carlos to a ruptured Achilles in August.
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Both Digne and Kamara had started every match in the league this campaign, with the former playing every minute possible too.
Villa have struggled in the league this season, and have just two wins from their opening seven matches.
Gerrard’s side are 15th in the table and have just four points from their last two games.
They face Leeds after the international break.
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