Aston Villa Defender Suffers Horrible Injury in Second Game for the Club

Diego Carlos

Diego Carlos was one of a few new signings for Steven Gerrard and Aston Villa this summer. Boubacar Kamara joined on a free transfer from Marseille whilst Philippe Coutinho’s temporary stay in Birmingham became permanent. His fellow countryman  Diego Carlos has had a tough start to his time with the club. As per The Athletic, the Aston Villa defender has ruptured his Achilles tendon.

Aston Villa Defender Diego Carlos Ruptures His Achilles

Awful Start to His Time With the Club

Diego Carlos joined the club from Sevilla back in May. He was previously linked with Newcastle United but Gerrard and co swooped into steal him from under their noises.

The game was on the verge of finishing at Villa Park and the hosts had three points coming their way. An Emi Buendia goal to make it 2-0 was quickly followed by Lucas Digne putting into his net.

The Villains held on for the victory, but Carlos went down in stoppage time and Calum Chambers had to come on to replace him for the closing stages.

His club have come out and confirmed the news, saying he will require surgery and will undergo a rehabilitation programme.

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Looking Forward

Asked whether Villa will be making any new signings [following this injury], manager Steven Gerrard said: “We will have to wait and see the outcome of his injury.”

Carlos came into the fold to start ahead of one of Tyrone Mings and Ezri Konsa meaning they will surely go back to being the starting duo. Waiting in the wings are Chambers, Kortney Hause and Kamara, who can play in defence too.

The Aston Villa defender was endearing himself to the fans already and so this injury has been really felt around the club. On the other hand, both Mings and Konza will be hopeful of their chances of featuring in the World Cup this winter so this comes as a blessing in disguise to the English duo.